Fuel Scarcity: Charly Boy Leads Protest To NNPC
Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy, on Wednesday led the #Ourmumudondo group, on a peaceful protest to the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over lingering fuel scarcity across the country.
The group said the protest was necessary for the NNPC and others in the petroleum sector to know that Nigerians were tired of the fuel predicament.
Charly Boy who spoke on behalf of the group, noted that the lingering fuel scarcity has brought untold hardship on Nigerians, as most stations have remained shut or still with long vehicular queues.
“For over three months, Nigerians have endured agonizing fuel scarcity crisis, which has caused a hike in the prices of commodities, cost of transportation and wastage of man-hours spent on queues daily at petrol stations.
“The lingering fuel scarcity has now brought untold hardship on the ordinary Nigerian people who may not be able to hold those in charge responsible.
“We at the OurMumuDonDo Movement have decided to ensure that
the President, the NNPC and other stakeholders in the oil sector are compelled
to find a lasting solution to this current crisis.
“Let them do something urgently to abate the sufferings of Nigerians, not just in Abuja alone, but across the country,” he said.
Leaders of some other civil society groups also joined the Ourmumudondo peaceful protest to the NNPC headquarters.
Mr Ndu Ughamadu, Head of Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, who received the letter on behalf of the GMD, commended the group for its genuine concern towards the welfare of Nigerians.
He therefore assured the group that their demands would be looked into accordingly and added that the Corporation was doing everything possible within its reach to ensure that fuel was always available for Nigerians.
He however attributed the lingering shortages of fuel to ‘leakages’, adding that many marketers were diverting fuel meant for local consumption to other neighbouring countries.
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