28 November 2012

Nigeria: Fuel Scarcity - Oyo NLC Seeks FG's Intervention

The NLC in Oyo State on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to wade into the shortage of fuel and kerosene supply in the state.

The Chairman of the NLC in the state, Mr Bashiru Abiodun, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that fuel was currently being sold at N110 per litre in the state as against the official pump price of N97.

" We are appealing to President Goodluck Jonathan to help us look into the scarcity of fuel and kerosene in Oyo State so that the sufferings of the workers can be assuaged," he said.

The NLC boss, who said there had been no supply of kerosene and fuel to the NNPC depot in the last one year and six months respectively, noted that the situation was causing hardship to residents, especially workers.

" The prevailing fuel and kerosene supply in the state is not only affecting the socio-economic lifestyle of the people, but also creating the impression that subsidy is being removed through the back door," he said.

He called on the president to investigate the activities of some oil marketers, saying they were sabotaging government's initiatives to ensure regular supply of petroleum products.(NAN )

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