The President of the 8th Senate, Bukola Saraki, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government of lying To Nigerians, for claiming that Nigerians consume over 70 million litres of fuel, .
Saraki made the accusation during his appearance on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’, while addressing the issue of the ongoing fuel scarcity and crisis in the country.
His exact words: “If you remember then in 2011, when I moved the motion, we talked about how we were consuming 30 to 35 million litres a day, and we said at that time that it was even too much.
“We took steps and made recommendations following my motion, and the then-government took certain steps that resulted in the government seeing a reduction in subsidy by $500 million. Now, to say today that we are spending three trillion, is definitely not adding up.
“How can anybody see Nigerians go through this? Now I am told that we consume 70 million litres. It is not possible.
“We cannot be consuming more than 30-45 million litres. There is no doubt that those litres of fuel are going across the border, and the government is turning a blind eye. It is not possible.”