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Nigerians react to President Buhari Independence speech

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The President stated this in his nationwide broadcast to mark the 60 years independence anniversary of the country.

Comparing the petroleum pump prices in Nigeria and other countries including Egypt and Saudi Arabia among others, he said, there was no sense for the country to sell petrol cheaper than other countries.

According to him, “In the circumstances, a responsible government must face realities and take tough decisions.

“Petroleum prices in Nigeria are to be adjusted. We sell now at N161 per litre. A comparison with our neighbours will illustrate the point;

“Chad which is an oil-producing country charges N362 per litre

“Niger, also an oil-producing country sells 1 litre at N346.

“In Ghana, another oil-producing country, the petroleum pump price is N326 per litre.

“Further afield, Egypt charges N211 per litre. Saudi Arabia charges N168 per litre. It makes no sense for oil to be cheaper in Nigeria than in Saudi Arabia.”

He said Nigeria would become greater if the citizenry increases their commitment and encourage one another to do what is right and proper.

He said, “Fellow Nigerians, to achieve the great country we desire, we need to solidify our strength, increase our commitment and encourage ourselves to do that which is right and proper even when no one is watching.

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