Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on Saturday, queried the volume of Nigeria’s daily consumption of Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol.
Sanusi described as unbelievable the claim by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited that Nigeria consumes 66 million litres of fuel daily.
“Are we drinking the petrol?” the former governor of the apex bank queried the “inflated” figure when he delivered a keynote speech at an event organised by the Kaduna State Investment Promotion Agency.
Sanusi lamented the bogus amount spent on subsidy payment annually, and demanded that the NNPC be unbundled and disbanded, noting that the company should not continue as a cash cow for a few Nigerians.
He blamed the lack of revenue in the country on what he called the subsidy free-for-all.
“NNPC tells us officially that we are consuming 66 million litres per day…We are consuming more than Indonesia, Pakistan, Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, more than Kenya.