The Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has lambasted the federal government over its decision to increase the price of fuel from N86.50 to N145.
Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, noted that the move by the federal government was a demonstration of insensitivity and hatred towards Nigerians.
“Nigerians are now left at the mercy of political liars who took over power by deception and are governing by deceit,” the statement reads.
“When they were seeking votes from Nigerians, they promised to reduce petrol pump price to from N87 to N45 per litre, they promised to create three million jobs per year, they said $1 will be equal to N1 and above all, they promised to pay unemployed youths N5, 000 stipend and provide one meal a day to pupils nationwide.
“Instead of fulfilling their promises, they have increased petrol pump price to N145 per litre, increased electricity tariffs, retrenched thousands of workers and imposed untold hardships on Nigerians.
“As they did in 2012, if labour leaders do not also stand up for the people at this time, posterity will not forgive them.”