Petrol, electricity Hike: Northern business mogul Mallam Shehu Mahdi urge Nigerians to wake up from slumber
A public analyst and katsina born northern business mogul Mallam Shehu Mahdi has called on Nigerians to wake up from their deep slumber.
He made the clarion call in a reaction against the hike in petroleum pump and electricity tariff in the country under the current regime.
He said Nigerians should Wake up from deep slumber, lamenting that the country have been short changed, author piloted, taken for granted and Invested where it ought to have not, and reaping nothing.
The public analyst who made the remarks as a guest in a radio program in kaduna on Friday, said ” Nigeria should therefore think, act, behave wisely and do their home work before electing their leader that will abandon them after getting power at every level of governance, betray you, take you for granted and still want to instill fear into you because people who betray, destroy and broke all the promise don’t want to take question because they can’t answer it.
He expressed surprised that the reasons given for the increment in petrol pump price was predicted on unknown variable, unknown economic policies and unknown reasons.
According to him, the increment was not based on the above mentioned factors but merely based on comparison with UK, Rwanda and South Africa where petrol are sold above N300 per litre.
Shehu who dismissed the government reasons noted that UK has good standard of living compared to Nigeria where nothing is working, describing the action as unreasonable.
Shehu said in UK, education is free for child of a citizen, saying it would be unfair to compare the system where everything is working with a system like Nigeria where nothing is working.
Ironically, he thanked president Buhari for the increased in petrol price, increased in electricity and other form of taxes, saying it would made those slumber to wake up to their responsibility of not voting future leaders based on sentiment of tribes or Religious.