AN Aba-based industrialist, Chief Emeka Diwe, has called on the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) to fulfil his promise of tackling corruption and shun calls for the removal of fuel subsidy.
Diwe, who spoke to Vanguard in Aba, said the removal of fuel subsidy would bring serious hardship to less privileged Nigerians, added that the major problem inhibiting the country’s development was corruption.
He said: “Fuel subsidy is not our problem. There is a danger in this proposal calling for the removal of fuel subsidy because it is going to negatively affect the masses.
‘’“Corruption is a cankerworm and the only factor militating against the working of our refineries, the welfare of the common man and the capacity to address the poor state of infrastructure in Nigeria.
‘’The removal of subsidy will only create a negative impact on the lives of the people.
‘’The only way to do this is by tackling corruption even if Nigeria removes fuel subsidy for 100 times, the country will still be rudderless in addressing the so called critical sectors.”