NUPENG- Fuel scarcity will continue to be part of Nigeria’s socio-economic problem




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National Union of Petroleum and Natural Workers, National President, Mr. Igwe Achese, at a briefing in , yesterday said fuel scarcity will continue to be part of Nigeria’ socio- problems if certain things are fixed like if  the country’ refineries remain grounded, importation of continues, persists, deregulation ignored and depot rehabilitated.
Achese in speech blamed the current scarcity of fuel  State government, who he said gave tanker drivers 24 hours, instead of the two weeks they asked for, to leave Oshodin-Apapa Expressway.
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He said: “We are strike. was just a withdrawal of services. directed that the trucks stay away to avoid violence. “Even when the tankers were out of the roads, trailers took over which means is not our problem.

“We work and our taxes in . is unfortunate that they do not consider good enough to create a corridor for us just as they did for Bus Rapid Transport, BRT.

“As long as government refuses to do the needful, fuel scarcity will continue to be part of this country.

“To stop , our refineries must be put in order, railways working, the downstream sector deregulated, removed and depot rehabilitated.”

The Times