FG defends fuel subsidy removal to unions, public

Nigeria's finance minister, oil minister and central bank governor went on a joint charm offensive on Thursday to defend unpopular plans to remove a fuel subsidy they said was wasteful and would bankrupt future governments if not tackled. Speaking from a podium at a town hall forum in the commercial capital Lagos, the three tried to persuade labour and transport unions, civil rights groups, market women and a lawyers' association - all bitterly opposed to the subsidy removal - that Africa's second ...
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Added December 22, 2011
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