Fuel Scarcity: APGA Urges Buhari To Appoint Minister Of Petroleum
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, to with immediate effect, appoint a substantive Minister of Petroleum who will supervise the ministry more closely with the capacity to act on policy issues.
APGA Chairman, Dr. Victor Oye, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Saturday.
This according to him, would put an end to the fuel scarcity which impoverishes the poor more and makes the rich to be richer.
He said, “There are many factors affecting fuel distribution in Nigeria and this borders on sharp practices in the various agencies involved in the system like the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, Department of Petroleum Resources and the NNPC.
“We hear that corruption is responsible for the problem of fuel distribution in this country. The situation is the consequence of the rot in the petroleum industry. When you keep pilfering a system, the entire system will feel the pressure.
“There is a cartel in the oil industry and as we are groaning now, they are smiling to the bank. My definition of scarcity is that it is the time of the year when the poor suffer for the rich to enjoy. The additional amount people pay for fuel goes to the pockets of these cabals.”