Former Kogi State lawmaker, Dino Melaye, has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over the increment in pump price of petrol.
The increment was approved by Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC on Wednesday.
The new price has since stirred reactions from Nigerians and prominent individuals on social media.
Reacting, Melaye described the increase in petrol price during a pandemic as ”grossly insensitive and wicked by the government”
According to him, the development shows how the present administration is taking advantage of poor Nigerians.
Melaye on his Twitter page wrote:
“ It is grossly insensitive, wicked and deliberately callous for Government to increase pump price of petrol in a time like this.
“Men of good conscience will not watch the lives of poor Nigerians taking for granted with outrageous ignominy by a stationary Government.”