PDP Leaders Kick Against Removal Of Petroleum Subsidy

pdpLeaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State have kicked against the proposed removal of petrol subsidy by the Federal Government.

Speaking during a one-day conference organised by the Kaduna State PDP Youth Patriotic Front held in Kafanchan, the party leaders including the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Yakaubu Barde, and the Senator representing Southern Kaduna District, Danjuma Laah, wondered why the same All Progressive Congress-led government that opposed the move by former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to remove petrol subsidy 2011, is planning to do same.

Barde specifically faulted the former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, for his recent call for the removal of petrol subsidy.

He noted that Tinubu’s insistence on President Buhari removing fuel subsidy come January 2016 was quite unfortunate in many respects, and another misadventure of the National Leader of the APC and his party.

According to the PDP leaders, the only reason the issue of fuel subsidy had continued to recur was because Nigeria imports petroleum products for domestic consumption.

They warned that so long as importation continues, the problem that the government sets out to confront would continue like a recurring decimal.

The event was attended by prominent members of the PDP from the Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone, including former Minister of Aviation, Mr Hassan Hyet, Senator Danjuma Laah, the State PDP Chairman, Mr Abubakar Haruna, former Deputy Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly, Dogara Mato, former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Mark Jacob, and many former Commissioners.

LAW WEEKLY: Former Lagos Commissioner, Sashore Proffers Solution To Terrorism

law weeklyOn this edition of Law Weekly, former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Mr Supo Sashore, speaks about the nation’s security troubles, particularly in the North East region.

One issue in the news that has got everyone on edge is the rising wave of violence in the country. While many continue to condemn the bombings and kidnappings, some people have also advocated for new strategies to nip it in the bud.

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is one of those who think that it is time for Nigeria to accept foreign assistance in fighting terrorism. Some lawyers who spoke to Law Weekly on the recent violent attacks also proffered some solutions.

Speaking on the programme, Sashore proffered solutions to combat the security challenges, speaks about the crisis with the appointment of a Chief Judge for the Rivers State judiciary. He also shared the Lagos agenda for the National Conference where he is one of the delegates.

Mr Shasore expressed belief that local intelligence and state policing are options which must be explored to combat the security challenges facing the country. This, he said, was something the Lagos State Government had always advocated.