__Below are just a few of the demands made in a draft charter written at the weekend by Civil Society groups, including Occupy Nigeria which has been at the forefront of protests, demanding more comprehensive reform:
A return to the pump price for petrol of N65.
Independent investigation, publication and prosecution of the N1.6 trillion ($992bn) payment for petroleum subsidy in 2011, and recovery of at least N1 trillion suspected to be fraud.
Negotiate with all stakeholders a roadmap for the full deregulation of the downstream oil and gas sector with clear timelines.
Enact the original, undiluted version of the Petroleum Industry Bill into law within 3 months.
Explain how the N1.1 trillion deficit in the budget will be financed.
Reduce the National Assembly budget of N159 billion to not more than N50 billion
Eliminate or reduce wasteful spending proposals on various security votes, welfare packages, food, vehicles, furniture, software, research and development, travel, etc.
Reduce recurrent portion of the overall budget to not more than 60%.
The voluntary donation of 50% of the salaries and allowances of all political office holders in the executive and legislative branches of the government
Reduction in the number of ministers to 37 – one for each state and the FCT.
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