The Arewa Youth Ambassadors (AYA), a coalition of Youth groups in the 19 Northern states has weighed in on supply of crude oil to Dangote Petroleum Refinery (DPR).
At a press briefing yesterday in Abuja, the group’s secretary, Muktar Abdurrahman Auwal, urged President Bola Tinubu’s administration not to sell crude oil to DPR in dollars but naira.
He said: “Selling crude oil to DPR in foreign currency is going to be counterproductive as far as the Nigerian masses are concerned. The vulnerability of the naira due to foreign exchange has caused an untold hardship to the majority of Nigerians.
“Inflation has remained high largely due to higher cost of fuel. Thus, the price of goods and services today has prevented the common man from enjoying the dividend of democracy in Nigeria.