Speaking on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics interview and monitored by Thisday, the minister argued that between 2006 and 3018, the successive administration spent 10 trillion naira which is about 25million dollar on subsidising. He also pointed out that between 2019 and 2020, the country spent another 3trillion on sunsidy which is about 7 billion dollar.
He expressed his displeasure over the way politicians often use subsidy removal controversy to blackmail successive government and make governance almost impossible.
The human rights lawyer also faulted the judicial panel of inquiry set up to investigate cases of police brutality and SARS-related abuses.
He described the panel as illegal.
His comments come two days before the Lagos State Government is set to submit its report on the events surrounding the October 20, 2020, #EndSARS protest at the Lekki Toll Gate, to the Federal Government.