Senator Shehu Sani (PRP-Kaduna Central) on Thursday stated that President
Muhammadu Buhari should have addressed the nation of fuel subsidy as the minister of petroleum.
Contributing to a debate on a report for the payment of subsidy arrears to some oil marketers during plenary, the Kaduna lawmaker said if Ghana could refine its crude, Nigeria could do the same.
Shehu Sani lamented that Refineries built more than three, four decades ago are still lying fallow.
“The issues of subsidy has been lingering. Until we start refining our crude oil this circle of exploitation will be ongoing,” he said.
“The president is the minister of petroleum resources, we thought by now he should have been able to address these issues.
“Refineries built more than three, four decades ago are still lying fallow and we are waiting for Dangote to finish his refinery.
“Refining [crude] is not rocket science, if Ghana is refining its product why are we still not. A government that opposes subsidy is still paying [for it], when will this end?”