The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has condemned the lingering fuel scarcity in the country and has asked those in authority to do something or take responsibility and resign if they can not help ameliorate the situation.
In a statement issued by CAN Charman for Kaduna State and the Vice Chairman for the 19 Northern States and made available to the press, Rev John Joseph Hayab said:
“The continual scarcity of fuel in Nigeria and the pains of having adulterated fuel in circulation have further increased the hardship Nigerians are going through for about a month now.
The Rev further said that
“CAN is worried and wondering who is responsible for this bad product and scarcity. We are compelled to ask who is our Minister of petroleum? What has he and the ministry done to avert and remedy this situation?
In the statement, CAN Chairman wondered why the official in charge of Petroleum Resources haven’t tendered a public apology for the lingering fuel scarcity
“Do the pains we are facing not enough for the minister to make a public apology or honorably resign for not delivering the service Nigerians are yearning to get?
Nigerians should not continue to suffer due to the negligence and incompetence of people holding public offices. why should our leaders abuse the patience of our Citizens?
Our citizens are considered to be the most patient people on earth because we have been enduring bad governance, poor service delivery which has led to deaths that could have been avoided by many family members, friends, and associates.
How can we be major oil producers but have failed to fix our refineries and find lasting solutions to the challenge of oil subsidy?
Our leaders should show pity on hardworking Nigerians who are spending hours and nights at fuel stations, commuters who are paying high transport fares and waiting for a long time to get to work and back home after work due to lack of fuel to buy.
Our power distributions are still poor and many Nigeria depends on fuel to power their generators at home. What a double tragedy on patriotic citizens, who will pay for this unwarranted suffering?
Rev Hayab, then warned that the continuous scarcity of fuel would further worsen the plight of Nigerians who are already traumatized by insecurity and poverty. He therefore called on those responsible to resign if they are not capable of solving the fuel crisis
“Nigerians are still battling with insecurity, poverty, and now fuel crisis and nobody has ever been held responsible for all our pains, sufferings, and the poor services that we are getting. Unless and till someone takes responsibility to deliver services to citizens or to resign for failure to deliver services to the nation this evil may not end soon