NewsOil & GasArewa Youths Laments Shortage Of Petrol

A network of 47 youth groups in Nigeria, Arewa Youths Alliance for Progress and Development (AYAPD) has expressed displeasure over the continued shortage of premium motor spirit (PMS) also known as petrol and wants those responsible to be investigated and erring persons or organizations prosecuted.

In a statement jointly signed by Engr Jamilu Shittu Dunkuwa and Comrade James Ishaku as chairman and secretary respectively, AYAPD claimed that the situation has triggered some unpatriotic Nigerians to sell petrol at over N250 per litre, in areas where it is available.

“The current price is far above the subsidised rate and is therefore not acceptable.

“The present circle of the scarcity was officially attributed to the flooding in Lokoja, Kogi State, which blocked the major road that links Southern and Northern Nigeria but that several weeks after the flood has vanished and harmattan dusty breeze blowing, the situation has remained the same, if not worse.

“Surprisingly, the energy crisis became well pronounced when we noticed that filing stations owned by the NNPC Ltd were not dispensing fuel. For instance, virtually all the former Oando stations they recently acquired don’t have the product. If NNPC itself doesn’t have fuel, who else will?”

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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