Fuel Scarcity: Deliberate Attempt To Sabotage Christmas Celebration, Says CAN
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has alleged that the artificial furl scarcity is an attempt to deliberately sabotage the celebration of Christmas by some people.
The Director, Legal and Public Affairs, CAN, Evang. Kwamkur Samuel, in a statement on Saturday, lamented the increase in fuel pump price which according to him is an attempt to exploit the citizens and particularly Christians who travel distances for the celebration.
Samuel said, “CAN is worried about the resurfacing of long queues at filling stations in Nigeria, after several increases in fuel price to ensure the availability of the product to all citizens.
“We are not only concerned that this seeming artificial scarcity happens mostly during Christmas period. We are also disturbed that everything is looking like an attempt to deliberately sabotage the celebration of Christmas by some people. We wonder why queues would suddenly resurface after all assurances and steps have been taken towards constant availability of petroleum product.
“We want to call on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Ministry of Petroleum (Resources), and other relevant stakeholders to take decisive measures towards ensuring that fuel is made available and accessible to all citizens within the shortest possible time at controlled price.”