Activist and National President of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Comrade Igwe Achese on Thursday called on the federal government to rely on its acclaimed fight against corruption and tell Nigerians the real cause of the lingering fuel scarcity.
According to him, time has come for the presidency to the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to tell Nigerians how they plunged the country into another round of fuel scarcity.
He was however, silent in revealing the real cause of fuel scarcity which his body language suggested that he knows after all.
In a statement, Achese said since the two labour unions in the oil sector were not on strike, there was no justification for the fuel squeeze which had worsened the suffering of citizens through increased transport fares and rising prices of goods and services as Christmas festivities approach.
He said “NUPENG reiterated the need for the Federal Government; the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, and the NNPC to tell the nation what is actually happening, as the two labour unions in the sector are not on strike”.
NUPENG boss who decried the current suffering and pains of Nigerians as a result of the persistent and “unjustified fuel scarcity”, averred that the development had resulted in long queues, loss of man-hours and endless search for products.