Fayose Accuse FG Of Causing Fuel Scarcity To Increase Fuel Pump Price To N185
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has accused the Federal Government of causing the current scarcity of fuel in the country to justify its plans to increase petrol pump price from N145 to N185 per litre.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said the Federal Government was being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians, added that “petrol is scarce across the country because the Federal Government deliberately reduced supply since it is only the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that is importing the product.”
“Allowing fuel scarcity to persist for over two weeks when Nigerians are preparing to celebrate Christmas and New Year is the height of wickedness on the part of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government.
“Funny enough, instead of directing its anger to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the Minister of Petroleum, on December 7, 2017, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) choose to give the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, seven-day ultimatum to end the fuel scarcity. Today (yesterday) is December 17, exactly 10 days after the misplaced ultimatum was given, the situation has even gotten worse.”
The governor added: “By the time the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) goes on strike as being threatened, the whole country will be shut down and one wonders what will become of Nigerians that desire to move around during the festive season.”