Speaker of Nigerian House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara has accused the executive arm of government of betrayal as far as the lingering fuel crisis in the country is concerned.
Speaking on Tuesday as he addressed members of resumption from house recess, Dogara lamented the hardship Nigerians had to go through travelling for the Christmas and new year celebration, Dogara said the green chamber feels betrayed by the executive.
He said it is unfortunate that even with the cooperation the lawmakers gave to the executive in a bid to resolve the fuel crisis, the situation still persists.
“We embarked on the recess at a period of great hardship faced by our constituents. The unending and shameful story of fuel shortage reached an unbearable level as to make travelling and other economic activities almost impossible,” he said.
“We expected that with the legislative cooperation given to the executive arm, to effect an increase in the fuel price from N87 per litre to N145, and based on their assurances, incidents of fuel scarcity would be a thing of the past. We were also assured that fuel subsidy had come to an end.
“From recent developments on this subject, except the executive adduces compelling reasons why the reverse is the case, we will be justified in feeling betrayed.”
Dogara urged relevant committees to get to the root of the issues “to enable the house take an informed position on this totally undeserving precarious situation that our already overburdened citizens are subjected to.”