Fuel scarcity is back yet the petroleum minister is saying panic buying by Nigerians is the reason?

Posted by Afam Nnaji | 7 years ago | 2,918 times

Fuel scarcity is back! Cars are being parked overnight at filling stations and all the Minister of state for petroleum could say was 'panic buying by Nigerians is responsible for the long queues'?

This is a very clueless statement from a man that is being seen as a performer.

The absence of product is not the issue. What is the issue is the usual panic-buying by Nigerians - Dr Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of state for petroleum.

One year ago this happened. PDP claimed the fuel scarcity was due to panic buying. Today APC is claiming the current fuel scarcity is due to panic buying.

APC and PDP are similar and have same political ideologies with interchangeable members.


Tell Nigerians What Caused Fuel Scarcity, APC Tells FG

Naij.com 1 year ago 1918

Following the ongoing fuel scarcity in Lagos State and other neighbouring states, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the federal government to tell Nigerians what is responsible for the ongoing debilitating fuel scarcity that has further worsen the sufferings inflicted on the citizens by an incompetent government.

According to its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the fact that the scarcity has persisted has put a lie to the government’s well-worn line that the long queues at filling stations were caused by panic buying.

It said the queues that have been witnessed in Lagos and other major cities in recent days are the longest and the most chaotic in Nigeria in recent years, and have shown that the situation is not just due to panic buying but a consequence of a more serious problem.

”The truth is that ordinary Nigerians are suffering the consequences of the runway corruption in our country’s oil sector, much as the government would want the citizens to believe otherwise. With huge funds unaccounted for by the NNPC, the so-called subsidy shrouded in secrecy and those who robbed the nation blind under the guise of fuel subsidy walking free, it was just a matter of time for the country to witness the kind of scarcity that has now grounded socio-economic activities across the land.

”We know that this Federal Government lacks credibility and has consistently lied to Nigerians on various issues affecting them, and we urge it to come clean for once on the reasons for this fuel scarcity and also step up efforts to end it.

”Coming at a time that power supply is at the worst and Nigerians rely on their electricity generators to stave off darkness and heat, it is downright cruel and totally inexplicable that the government would compound the monumental suffering of the people by its inability to provide fuel which they need to power their generators. Furthermore, hapless commuters are paying exorbitant fares to move from one point to another,” APC said.

“The implication is that Nigerians should brace up for more fuel scarcity in the weeks and months ahead, even if the current one is resolved one way or another,” it said


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