Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Senate President, has known as for the removing of oil subsidy in Nigeria, stressing that there was no want spending billions of naira on subsidy regime.
Speaking throughout ministerial affirmation hearing on the ground of the Senate yesterday, Omo-Agege defined that Nigeria solely wants to deal with the lingering difficulty of insufficient refined oil manufacturing to match native consumption.
The Deputy Senate President additionally urged the federal government to repair the nation’s ailing refineries.
He stated: “I’ve all the time taken the place that there isn’t any want for us to proceed with this subsidy; all we have to do is to repair the refineries.
“But, today, I’ve seen many people within the NNPC and elsewhere transferring in any other case as a result of they consider we must proceed with this subsidy regime.
“I’m from the Niger Delta and there are lots of us who consider that many of the oil companies doing enterprise in that neighborhood must have their places of work and their headquarters in that very same neighborhood in order to supply employment alternatives.
“There is a matter that’s raging proper now within the Niger Delta and it has to do with the Nigerian Gas Company in Ekpan-Warri; they’re additionally threatening to maneuver their headquarters from Warri in Delta state to elsewhere.
“I’m looking for a dedication today because the consultant of the people of Delta Central that no ministerial nominee today will ultimately superintend over the motion of Nigerian Gas Company elsewhere.
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“I also seek a commitment that those companies that are doing business in the Niger Delta but have their headquarters elsewhere should come back to the Niger Delta area to provide jobs for our teeming youths.”
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