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Africa Confidential, April 2012

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: Report of the Ad Hoc Committee
'To verify an determine the actual subsidy requirements and monitor the implementation of the subsidy regime in Nigeria'

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan announced on 1 January that his administration would revoke an annual US$6.8bn government fuel subsidy relied upon by many Nigerians to afford petrol. The average price of 1 litre of gasoline subsequently rose from 65 to 141 naira and nationwide protests erupted.

Download a pdf of the 209-page Report, written by Chairman of the National Assembly Ad Hoc Committee, Farouk Lawan.