‘Fuel Scarcity A Political Sabotage’ Says ASUU President


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the persistence fuel scarcity faced by Nigerians in all parts of the country, is part of the ongoing sabotage in the political system.

The National President of the union, Dr Nasir Fagge, , disclosed this in Lagos after paying a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun.

Fagge alleged that the fuel scarcity was created by some ‎group of people, who were used to stealing public funds.

He said the saboteurs created the scarcity to build a brick wall for the present administration, for failing to pay subsidy on fuel.

According to him, government should have envisage and  address all the problems arising before removing the subsidy.

He said government should have contemplated  that some persons will want to try to frustrate its effort to resolve the subsidy issue.

According to the ASUU president, it is also wrong for political office holders to make unfulfilled promises to Nigerians about when the fuel scarcity will end.

He advised government officials to always inform the citizens about the true situation of an issue on regular basis, rather than toying with their emotions, only to apologise later.

“How will a government official utter conflicting statements that the fuel scarcity will be resolved on April 7, but later said it will be in the second week in April. That is unfair.

Fagge said that government officials should be held responsible for their promises and that if anyone makes a promise and failed to fulfill it, should be should be shown the way out of the system.

The ASUU president pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari, to urgently tackle the problem and save Nigerians from the current hardship of fuel scarcity.


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