The National Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed to take to the streets in protest if the current fuel scarcity crisis in the nation is not addressed.

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In a statement signed by Issa Aremu, a member of the National Executive Committee of the congress, in Kaduna on Friday, NLC said it was disheartening that Nigerians have continued to face fuel scarcity crisis despite the nation’s natural endowment.

The body said the protest would help “to force the ruling elites to face up to the challenges of governance of the most populous, promising but badly governed country on the continent.”

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The statement further read, “The one month long fuel shortage has further worsened poverty (and) put productivity on hold. We dare not enter the new year with this recurring old mess.”

While commending Senate President Bukola Saraki’s directive to the the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to cut short its recess and immediately convene meetings to end the crisis, congress described the situation as a reflection of “crisis of corporate governance in the petroleum sector.”


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