Someone has collated the most commonly asked questions in the recently concluded fuel subsidy probe by the House of Representatives and the answers different government officials gave to each question. The answers are so dissimilar it leaves you wondering if these officials worked for the same government.
Read them below.
Farouk Lawan: What was the subsidy for 2011?
Farouk Lawan: What is the production capacity of our local refineries?’
Farouk Lawan: Does Nigeria pay subsidy on locally refined Products?
Diezaini: it depends
NNPC: The lay man cannot understand how it’s done
Farouk Lawan: Why is Kerosene still scarce?
Diezieni: Because its use by the aviation industry as aviation fuel
NNPC: Because there is no subsidy so NNPC overstretched its resources
PPPRA: it’s not properly deregulated
Farouk Lawan: What is the balance in the subsidy accounts?
Diezieni: it’s a virtual account
NNPC: There is no account in existence as the lay man will look at it
PPPRA: The account is a technical one
CBN: There is no account with us for subsidy
Okonjo: The account exists but not with a bank
Abracadabra, the more you see the less u understand,
- No record of fuel importation by NNPC – Customs (sultanbellohall.wordpress.com)
- Whose pocket does it flow into? – NNPC can’t account for 65, 000 barrels of crude per day (ogala.wordpress.com)