With the perceived economic gain derivable from subsidy removal, valid complaints still abound as to whether most of the monies derivable to the government would veritably be used for the desired development of the country. The partial removal of subsidy in 2012 still reeks of mismanagement rather than the lofty promises it was poised to attain in the society. The dynamics of the economy has changed over the years and the new government would be expected to tackle some key issues of which fuel subsidy is one. This year’s Active Citizens Discourse (ACD) seeks to enlighten attendees on these varying facets of Fuel Subsidy – the economic effects, the challenges, the possibilities, the realities and most importantly the way forward.
The Active Citizens Discourse (ACD) creates an enlightening platform for an informed debate and discourse on a topical issue that has taken the forefront in the Nigerian society for that year. Without a doubt, the economy has been a debated issue in the past months and with the recent fuel scarcity crisis and unanswered questions, the subsidy program is an apt topic for the moment.
This event is organized by JCI Lagos City. Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a non-profit, international organization with the mission of providing developmental opportunities that empowers young people to create positive change in their communities. We are engaged and committed to creating impact in our local communities through targeted solutions.