Subsidy Removal: Reps Won’t Let Nigerians Suffer – Dogara

Yakubu DogaraThe Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has assured Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government will not deliberately introduce policies that will further compound their woes.
This is just as he vowed that the House will not allow the Executive arm of government to make any policy that will impoverish the people.
The Speaker’s comments came against the backdrop of the full deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector and increment in the pump price of petroleum products from N86 a litre to N145.
Dogara, who spoke when he granted audience to a delegation from the National Council of Ulamas of the Jama’atu Izalatil Bidiah Wa Iqamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) led by its national chairman, administration, Sheikh Nasir Abdulmuhyi, in Abuja yesterday, however, said the House of Representatives will not be rushed into taking a stand on the matter.
“We are the House of the people, so we don’t judge. I do not want to come out with an opinion because I know that the matter, very soon, will come to the floor of the House of Representatives and as the presiding officer, I don’t want to give my opinion before that time. But one thing we can take home and assure our followers is that we will never allow any measure to be embarked upon by the government that will further impoverish our people”, Speaker Dogara assured.
Earlier, Sheikh Abdulmuhyi commended Mr. Dogara and urged him to press it on the federal government to consider the poor masses and the effect of the recent increase in pump price of petrol on them.