By Kayode Adelowokan
The trade union congress (TUC) an arm of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in a sharp reaction has called on the federal government to find an immediate lasting solution to perennial lingering fuel scarcity which has cripple economic activities in some part of the country.
According to a press statement issues and jointly sighed by the congress President, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama, and Secretary General, Comrade (Barr.) Musa Lawal, it was stated that the ongoing fuel scarcity and consequent reappearance of long queues of vehicles at filling stations throughout the country has crippled economic activities for almost a week now.
Lamenting that the Congress feels pained that this is happening, especially at a time when Nigerians are mourning the wanton killing of thousands of people in the North East of the country. Saying ‘we understand that some of the killed persons might have escaped their assailants but for the fact that there was no fuel for the vehicles that they might have used’.
The added that the trend of periodic scarcity of fuel is simply unacceptable in a country which is rated as the sixth largest oil producing country in the world and “giant of Africa,” which is ordinarily expects this to translate to great fortune and comfort for its citizen.