Former governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has urged the Federal Government to reverse the N145 new petrol pump price introduced on Wednesday.
Musa, who is also a national leader of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna.
He said that the government’s action would inflict more pains on Nigerians.
“We are in trouble; the already bad situation will get worse and it will worsen the poverty level of Nigerians,“ he said.
The politician said that he would support the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) planned mass protest to compel the Federal Government to reverse the decision.
He alleged that the proceeds from the new price of the product may only benefit some persons and caucuses within government.
The former governor also urged Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and well-meaning Nigerians to join in implore the government to reverse the decision “for the sake of the masses”.
NAN recalls that the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, announced the new price of petrol on Wednesday.
He explained that the action was taken to ensure availability of the commodity and reduce the suffering of Nigerians due to lingering scarcity of the product.