See How Northern Groups Reacted To Planned Fuel Subsidy Removal

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), on Wednesday, frowned at the plan by the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidy.

CNG, in a statement, threatened to mobilise the people of the region to resist the move by the government to increase the pump price of fuel to N340 per litre.

The group made this known in Gombe at the end of their North East stakeholders meeting.

Addressing journalists, the North East coordinator of the coalition represented by the Taraba State coordinator, Ibrahim Mohammed, stated that the promise to replace the oil subsidy with N5,000 stipend will not be feasible.

“Even if it will be paid, it will benefit few Nigerians,” Mohammed said.

He added that, “The problems and sufferings in the North today without being compounded by a further hike in prices of essential commodities and mobility are traceable only to inept and insensitive leadership at the national and states level as well as the cowardice of other community and religious leaders who lack the courage to stand up to them in the interest of the people of the region and Nigeria.

“We resolved to join the move to sensitize all levels of northern society on their duty to support a prolonged and sustained resistance to force government to immediately rescind the implementation of this unpopular, corrupt and inhuman policy within the next four weeks or risk an unprecedented mass action and civil disobedience.”


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