Nigerian former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has revaled that former Edo state Governor and chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomole frustrated the Obasanjo-led administration’s plan to remove fuel subsidy.
Abubakar disclosed this via his tweets he shared on Saturday night. He recalled being the one assigned to negotiate with the NLC chairman, a meeting that ended up not being unsuccessful.
“The Obasanjo government in which I served commenced a phased subsidy withdrawal. I was tasked with negotiating with then NLC Chairman and current APC Chairman who stood strongly against it.
“Nonetheless, we achieved two phases of subsidy removal of fuel and complete withdrawal of subsidy of diesel before we left office. -AA”
His reaction come few hours after Nigerian Government removed fuel subsidies and moved to a market-based pricing regime for petrol.