Subsidy Removal: El-Rufai Sues For Calm Among Residents Of Kaduna

Mallam-Nasir-El-RufaiGovernor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has sued for calm among residents of the state a day after the federal government scrapped fuel subsidy and jerked the price of petrol from N86.50 to N145 a litre.
Recall that Mr. El-Rufai was a vociferous critic of a similar policy in 2012 by the former administration of Goodluck Jonathan.
Many Nigerians have condemned the price hike, and have questioned the sincerity of politicians, who were in the forefront of opposition to the policy in the past, but, as members of the present administration, are in support of the latest decision announced on Wednesday by Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu.
In what appeared his first response, through a Kaduna State government statement, Mr. El-Rufai urged calm even as he commended the orderly response of Kaduna people to the latest removal of fuel subsidy.
“The Kaduna State Government wishes to appeal for calm. It commends the people for the orderly response to the fuel price adjustment by the Federal Government, and requests their continued patience for the supply of petroleum products to improve”, the statement said.