Monday, December 26, 2016

Satguru Maharaji seek price control, ban on luxury goods

Satguru Maharaji ji, the founder of  One Love Family sect, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a Price Control Board  in order  to ameliorate the impact of the current economic recession on ordinary Nigerians.

He also  told newsmen in Ibadan on Sunday  that a  price control mechanism would strengthen  the Naira.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the sect leader spoke at a news conference which was part of  activities to mark  his   69th birthday.

“We need to protect the value of our naira through the banning of some luxury  goods that are not necessarily vital to people’s lives.

“The protection now is very important.

“Our government should reduce the price of cement to N300 to enable the country build homes for its people and if need be, government should empower Nigerians to import cement to bring prices down.

“The Nigeria Airways should be revived with the old buildings and structures rehabilitated in order for the country to compete with small nations which have notable  airlines  like Ethiopia, Cameroun and Kenya , ”  the sect leader  said.

He also called for a reduction in  airfares  for local  travels  within the country to a flat rate of N15,000.

Maharaji ji argued that  state governments should be allowed to acquire planes in partnership with stakeholders as well as oil blocks.

He accused Nigerian banks of  operating  as traders instead of being  “ beacons  of enterprise, reconstruction, innovation and productive activities.’’

“It will be necessary to nationalise some of them instead of watching our generation  suffer in the hands of European imperialism,” he said.

He, however, expressed gratitude to the president on the steps taken so far at “ retrieving ’’the Ajaokuta Steel Company, saying the organisation was   capable of  promoting  meaningful industrial progress.

The sect leader called on  government  to compel   all oil companies to release two percent of their gross profits for research in universities.

NAN

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