Old People to govt: Reduce kerosene price

Kerosene queue in Dutse
30 September 2014, Abuja – The Congress of Old People has urged the Federal Government to reduce the price of kerosene from N125 to N50. The senior citizens said the current price of the domestic fuel is making life unbearable for them.

They urged the government to review its pricing system.

In a statement by their Co-ordinator, Primate Ayoola Omonigbehin, the old people said the government should include their welfare in its policy, adding that they needed subsidised services to make living easy for them.

Omonigbehin said: “We appeal to the Federal Government to direct its policy to the welfare of the old people, who cannot work again. Kerosene should be the cheapest commodity and we want the government to know that the price is too exorbitant at N125. We want the price to be brought down to N50.

~ The Nation

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