Posted On: Sat 13 Jul 2019 By Press Release
The Human Rights, Liberty Access, and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIDE), has condemned the plan by the newly appointed Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroluem Company (NNPC), to increase fuel pump price in the country.
In a press statement issued in Onitsha, Anambra state by Dede Uzor A Uzor, the Chairman Board of Trustees (B.o.T) HURIDE and National Publicity Secretary, Campaign for Democracy (CD), this increase amount to a plot to increase the suffering of Nigerian masses of this country.
He said "Nigerians have been undergoing serious economic suffering in the hands of APC led Federal government.
Over one million citizens have been plunged into poverty since the inception of this regime.
Price of fuel has been increased for the second time in the last six years of this oppressive regime and the criminal increments are not reflecting in the lives of ordinary citizens.
Over 25,000 citizens have been murdered because of lack of security with criminality being baptized with different names like Boko Haram, banditry, armed men, armed robbery, kidnapping, armed Fulani herdsmen, assassination and among others"
Recently, he said, the Federal government approved $1 million for improvement of security nationwide but this huge amount has not improved capacity of Nigerian security apparatus.
He said that they learnt that an average of 20 citizens died everyday as a result of insecurity nationwide and criminality
He further said "Nigerians have been experiencing their worst economic decays in the development of infrastructural development since the advancement of democracy in Nigeria.
"We call on the new NNPC managing director to immediately resign his appointment for lack of vision and plot to obnoxiously murder many Nigerians through his planned fuel increment" he said.
HURIDE boss advised Nigerians to resist this oppressive regime by coming out in mass to protest against this despotic administration cum regime.
"We should adopt the Venezuela method to push out unpopular and dictatorial regime who value animals more than her citizens.
Nigerians should take their destiny in their own hands.
Enough is enough" Dede Uzor warned