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6 Feb 2018

Fuel Scarcity: Nigerians 'Curse' Buhari Over Unavailability Of Product

Nigerians have continued to heap blames on President Muhammadu Buhari over the protracted fuel scarcity inflicting hardship on the people.
Nigerians are expressing their displeasure on the continuous fuel scarcity being witnessed across the country.

Those who spoke with DAILY POST have described the hardship currently being faced as unfair, adding that it does not speak well of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

While lamenting the situation, some said fuel and light that are the most essential in a developing country have become terrible scarce.

Following the Senate investigation, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu had constituted various committees towards solving fuel crisis, adding that they were ready to cooperated with NNPC to solve fuel crisis.

But a tour of major filling stations in revealed long queues at some stations while some had no products at all to dispense to customers. A visit to Kubwa, Abuja by a reporter revealed that no fuel station sold fuel as at yesterday (Monday). A correspondent observed that black marketers were seen selling fuel for N300 per litre without any action from the authorities.

Reacting to the lingering fuel scarcity and the untold hardship, angry Nigerians told a reporter that the situation got worse since former president Goodluck Jonathan exited office.

Expressing their displeasure, some said the President had turned blind eye to the development, recalling his promise that fuel would be sold as low as N45 per litre if he was voted in 2015.

Mohammed Manga , said the worsening situation of the fuel scarcity has affected his business. He said, ”I spent hours at the station trying to get fuel but to no avail. How do you expect the common man to endure for so long?”

Mercy Itiba said, ”This scarcity is so annoying. I had to pack my car for public transport because I cant afford to wait for this queue.”

David Israel said ”Buhari keeps shouting change, is this the petrol he promised us for N45 per litre? Look at black marketers everywhere. Yesterday, I bought for N300 per litre.This madness must not be allowed to continue.”

Orisa Arig said’ ” Nigeria leaders go to the USA, UK and many other countries. They see how the basic social amenities are available to citizens, like good roads, water, light, yet they come back to Nigeria and act like its normal for Nigerian not to experience good life. ”

James Chonsy, ”Buhari has failed us. How do you explain that you have money but cant even get basic things like fuel.”

Maria Godson, ”Sometimes I just think Buhari forgets so soon. What was the rationale behind making himself the petroleum minister? Is it not to make sure such crisis do not happen?”

Zubbymulkar said, ”Since December, no fuel. If you voted APC, you need to kneel down and ask God for forgiveness.”

Michael obi , ”This is the 4th fuel scarcity under Buhari in 2 and half years. First one was in Sept-December 2015. For 3 months, Nigerians suffered but PMB didn’t blink. Second one was in April/May 2016 which he cunningly increased fuel from N87 – N145. The same as in December 2017 and now February. Really something is definitely wrong with his administration.”

Moses Alabi, ”No fuel in this country, Nigerians are queuing for two days for fuel that they will use up in less than that. This is such a sick joke.”

Umoren Eduok, ”Your Messiah is clueless. No Fuel, no Light, economy grinding to a halt.”

Edache, ”It is unacceptable for citizens to experience this level of hardship, no fuel, no power, yet the government can’t run daily briefings.”

The Federal government is yet to respond to the present acute scarcity and queues as filling stations continue to increase on a daily bases.

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