Fuel Scarcity: Apologize Or Resign, CAN Tells Petroleum Minister

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By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON

Worried by the fuel Scarcity that has been on for some days across the country, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State has challenged the Minister of Petroleum Resources to either apologize to Nigeeians or honourably resign.
This was expressed in a statement signed by CAN Kaduna State chairman and Vice-Chairman
CAN Northern States, Reverend John Joseph Hayab, made available to our correspondent on Tuesday February 15, 2022.
“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?” He said 

Hayab said that 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?” He queried.
According to the statement titled, “FUEL SCARCITY HAS DOUBLED NIGERIANS SUFFERINGS” he lamented that 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.
“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?,” The statement probed.
He said that Nigerian citizens are considered to be the most patient people on earth because they 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,” he .
On power distribution, tye statement decried  the poor services, pointing out that  many Nigerians depend on fuel to power their generators at home. 
“What a double tragedy on patriotic citizens, who will pay for this unwarranted suffering?,” He asked rhetorically.
The CAN leader stressed that Nigerians are still battling with insecurity, poverty, and now fuel crisis and nobody has ever been held responsible for all the pains, sufferings, and the poor services that they 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,” he predicted.

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