Nigerians didn’t trust you like they trust Buhari, presidency replies Jonathan
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, today, said Nigerians did not protest when Pres Buhari increased the pump price of petrol to N145 per litre because of the trust they have in him.
Adesina stated this in a tweet, in apparent response to a statement credited to former President Goodluck Jonathan that those who criticised him for leaving the pump price of fuel at N87 are not speaking out now that his successor had jerked up the price to N143.
The presidential spokesman said the difference between the two scenarios painted by the former President was trust.
“My government was severely criticised for increasing the pump price of petroleum from N67 to N97 at a time that global crude price was going for over $100.
The pump price was later reduced to N87 when the price of crude oil dropped and they attacked us that it was supposed to be lower.
Those who criticised my administration are not talking again now that the global crude oil is about $53 per barrel and the pump price of petrol is N143,” GEJ had said.