An Abuja based civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the lingering fuel scarcity in Nigeria by ensuring full and unhindered supply of the petroleum product throughout the country.
SERAP said the president must urgently fix the ailing refineries and address the systemic corruption in the sector by exercise his authority as the Minister of Petroleum Resources.
The executive director, SERAP Adetokunbo Mumuni, who signed the issued statement maintained that the fuel shortage is clearly exacerbating extreme/absolute poverty, stripping millions of Nigerians any real opportunity to exercise their human rights and take on responsibilities.
“The longer this fuel scarcity continues the greater the difficulties Nigerians will face. President Buhari now has to take control of the Ministry of Petroleum to end continuing suffering by ensuring that fuel is available and properly distributed across the country”, Mumuni said.