Sunday, April 22, 2012

Full Report of the House Fuel Subsidy Probe

It is hardly any surprise to confirm what most Nigerians knew from the beginning of the fuel subsidy wahala--that the Nigerian political system is riddled with corruption and the removal of the fuel subsidy was an unfair attempt to penalize ordinary Nigerians for the excesses and profligacy of the government officials and their crony businessmen and women.  The House of Representatives probe has documented some of the ways in which the crony system operates.  It has identified some of the culprits.  The report should point out to the Goodluck Jonathan administration that business as usual is no longer tenable.  It should be used as the first step in identifying the processes and procedures appropriate for cleaning house in the petroleum sector.  It should also be the first in the lineup of probes that would be used to root out corruption in Nigeria.  Nothing less is acceptable.  For the full report of the probe, see: http://premiumtimesng.com/news/4747-premium_times_presents_the_full_oil_subsidy_probe_report.html

1 comment:

Xeniris said...

There is no part of Nigeria that is not riddled with corruption and inefficiency, fraud and unthinkable mismanagement; the fuel subsidy scam is only one minor element in a complicated dance of death. Consider the $16B Obasanjo power scam. At the end of that probe and media brouhaha, nothing came out of it. Not a single individual was prosecuted successfully or unsuccessfully. Also, consider the $12b oil windfall during Ibrahim Babangida's reign; whatever came out of it. The real issue here is why waste so much public resources in conducting a probe and releasing the report and no-one does a thing about that report. Nigeria is a failed country like no other and Goodluck Jonathan is indeed confirming that he has no business being where he is today: he is indeed a dog in a manger.

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