At this very juncture of our beloved country strive for onward transition for true governance, democracy, peace, unity, and economic development, the executives on behalf of patriotic members of the National Association of Nigerian Community in Austria would want to stand behind the decision reached by the Senate, the House of Representatives, the peaceful demonstrations and negotiations embarked by civil and labour unions, economic experts, Nigerian students and the of majority of Nigerians abroad calling on the Federal Government to reverse its decision on the removal of fuel subsidy and return fuel pump price to N65 per litre.
The removal of fuel subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol in this short time has not only adversely affected the lives and activities of the “ordinary Nigerians” but also the nation’s economy and financial service sector. While millions of Nigerians commute everyday with public means of transport, the price hike has affected the cost of commuting, the price of food and other related services thus putting more economic pressure and hardship on Nigerians who struggledaily for their subsistence.
We also want to use this medium to call on the Nigerian Police and all security agencies in Nigeria to restrain from using force, tier gas, firearms any other means to inflict pains and intimidation on peaceful demonstrators calling on the Federal Government to reverse its decision as we believe that Nigerians are exercising their fundamental human and citizen rights.
On same note, we call on all Nigerians home and abroad to stay away from all unpatriotic propagandas and shun activities from group of persons or religious sects like the Boko Haram who might want to exploit this just and peaceful course to destroy public properties, kill and afflict others to satisfy their selfish and devilish ideologies and further destabilize the country.
We thank the Federal Government of Nigeria in anticipation for their thoughtful decision in heeding to the call of ordinary Nigerians in its decision of reverting to the old fuel pump price of N65 per litre for the betterment of all Nigerians.
With kind regards,