Outspoken On-Air-Personality, Daddy Freeze has added his voice to that of other Nigerians condemning the comparison made by President Muhammadu Buhari of petrol price in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.
The controversial media personality in a reaction via a post on his Twitter page on Thursday stated that it would be nice if the minimum wage in Saudi was put into consideration before petrol price comparisons could also be made.
Naija News recalls President Buhari had during his independence day speech on Thursday, 1st October 2020, justified the recent increase in the price of petrol in Nigeria by the federal government when he submitted that “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.”
“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.”
The comparison of Nigeria with other oil-producing countries and particularly the President’s submission that it makes no sense for oil to be cheaper in Nigeria than in Saudi Arabia, however, did not sit well with many people who have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to voice their views.
One of such persons to have made his views public is Daddy Freeze who noted that the public sector minimum wage in Saudi is much higher than in Nigeria, hence the basis of comparison of the oil prices in the two countries remain unjustified.
He wrote: “You are absolutely right sir, it makes no sense for Nigeria to charge less than Saudi Arabia for petrol.”
“However, minimum wage for the public sector in Saudi, as suggested by available information online is $800 dollars.
It won’t be a bad idea if we adjusted accordingly as well.”
See his tweet:
You are absolutely right sir, it makes no sense for Nigeria to charge less than Saudi Arabia for petrol.
However, minimum wage for the public sector in Saudi, as suggested by available information online is $800 dollars.
It won’t be a bad idea if we adjusted accordingly as well. https://t.co/nzeuBRwjPC
— Daddy Freeze (@DaddyFRZ) October 1, 2020
Recently, the federal government of Nigeria increased the price of petrol in the country and also announced the removal of subsidy in the nation’s oil sector.