By GBENGA OLARINOYE
OSOGBO – Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State weekend said despite the strident calls against the removal of oil subsidy, Nigerians should never contemplate the coming back of the military.
Giving a keynote address at the opening of a retreat by The Companion, an Islamic Organisation of professionals at the Fountain University Osogbo, Osun State, the governor linked all the controversies trailing the proposed removal of oil subsidy to what he described as the lack of transparency in the process of managing the affairs of the country.
He said: “We must demand for openness in government.”
Aregbesola wondered why a country like Nigeria cannot boast of a single functional refinery, noting that this had led the country to its economic woes.
“The truth of the matter is that we have so much mismanaged our affairs that there is really no wealth to distribute.
“How do we explain the fact that a nation like Nigeria doesn’t have a functional refinery,” Aregbesola stated.
Warning against inviting the military as part of Nigerians’ frustrations on the economy, Aregbesola reminded that the military destroyed the economic, political and social lives of Nigeria.