President Muhammadu Buhari has been told to end fuel scarcity in the country or face mass protests in the next three days.
A coalition of Civil Society Organisations operating under the aegis of Civil Society Coalition for Economic Well-being and Good Governance on Thursday, January 26, 2023, issued the statement to the president as fuel scarcity bites harder in the nation.
Leaders of the coalition Garba Danjuma Danzi, chairman and Dr Ayodele Simon Hughes, secretary-general, told journalists that Nigerians are suffering from the effect of the fuel crisis rocking the country.
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The group called for the sack of the managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Limited (NNPL) Mele Abba Kyari and the minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Sylva whom they believe are the cause of the lingering problem.
The coalition said:
“The NNPL is sole importer of fuel into the country and as privileged officials serving in President Buhari administration, the duo of Kyari and Sylva have not made deliberate efforts to tackle the endless embarrassing fuel scarcity in the country.
“Consumers are being exploited by the retailers as most filling stations have adjusted their meters to black market prices. “The regulatory body – Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority are called upon to ensure strict observance of government-approved depot and retail prices.”