Coronavirus: I commend FG for heeding to our calls – Atiku

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Former President Atiku Abubakar has commended the federal government for placing travel ban on countries with active spread of coronavirus.

Abubakar who made the commendation via his official Twitter handle on Wednesday, March in Abuja, also thanked the government for heeding to the call of the people.

Earlier, The Herald reported that former vice president and opposition leader, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, called on the Nigerian Federal Government to reduce the price of fuel so that Nigerians can cope better with the impact of the Coronavirus.

Atiku also clamoured for the suspension of stamp duty charges on all electronic money transfers in the country.

According to the former vice president, “As the landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, has reduced significantly, it is strongly recommended that the government should not absorb the savings, but should pass it on to the Nigerian people by way of reducing the pump price of PMS to reflect the current prevailing market costs.”

The former presidential candidate said this was only part of his advice to the Nigerian government on the economic path to take as the Coronavirus continues to rage.

Nigeria imports most of it’s refined oil and the official price of Petrol across Nigeria is N145. The effects of the Coronavirus has however affected the price of oil on the international market with prices crashing to below $30 from a two month high of $60 per barrel.

Read the full statement of Atiku Abubakar below:

Nigeria Must Take Decisive Economic Action to Protect Our People from the Ravages of the Corona Virus
The coronavirus is raging in the world and not just ravaging human beings, it is also affecting economies.

Nigeria is not an island onto itself, and we must take measures to protect the economic well being of our nation and people.

 

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