Nigeria’s former vice president Atiku Abubakar has revealed that current APC Chairman Adams Oshiomhole vehemently rejected subsidy removal when he was vice president to President Olusegun Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007. Oshiomhole was president of the Nigeria Labour Congress.
The Obasanjo government in which I served commenced a phased subsidy withdrawal. I was tasked with negotiating with then NLC Chairman and current APC Chairman who stood strongly against it. https://t.co/SATa5tB7ir— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) June 6, 2020
In a follow up tweet he confirmed that despite the strong opposition their administration was able to achieve two levels of subsidy removal and totally deregulated AGO (diesel) before leaving office in 2007.
Nonetheless, we achieved two phases of subsidy removal of fuel and complete withdrawal of subsidy of diesel before we left office. -AA— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) June 6, 2020