January 20, (THEWILL) – Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), has cautioned the Federal Government against any increase in fuel price.
Abdusalami, who ruled Nigeria between 1998 and 1999, spoke on Thursday at the 19th Daily Trust Dialogue in Abuja.
Speaking on the themed: “2023: The Politics, Economy and Security”, the former Head of State warned that any increase in Petrol price would further push more Nigerians Into Poverty.
His remarks followed the recommendation by the National Economic Council (NEC) to peg the Pump price of petrol at N302 per litre.
On the 2023 General elections, General Abdulsalami said political experiments have refused to grow beyond the issue of security, economic growth and stability.
“It appears that Nigeria is stuck politically in the same place and our democratic experiment has refused to grow beyond these issues even after more than sixty years of national independence and self-governance.
“Whatever we do or we don’t do this election year will linger for a long time to come. This election year calls for statesmanship and patriotism.”
He called for restraint among all political leaders in words and deeds.