The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has lamented the continued scarcity of fuel in Nigeria and the pains of having adulterated fuel in circulation.
This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 15, by Rev. Joseph John Hayab, Chairman of CAN in Kaduna state and Vice-Chairman of CAN in the Northern States and Abuja, who said that the apex Christian body was worried and wondered who was responsible for this bad product and scarcity.
“We are compelled to ask who is our Minister of petroleum? What has he and the ministry done to avert and remedy this situation?”
“Do the pains we are facing not enough for the minister to make a public apology or honourably resign for not delivering the service Nigerians are yearning to get?”
“Nigerians should not continue to suffer due to the negligence and incompetence of people holding public offices. Why should our leaders abuse the patience of our Citizens?”
“Our citizens are considered to be the most patient people on earth because we have been enduring bad governance, poor service delivery which has led to deaths that could have been avoided by many family members, friends, and associates.”
“How can we be major oil producers but have failed to fix our refineries; and find lasting solutions to the challenge of oil subsidy?”
“Our leaders should show pity on hardworking Nigerians who are spending hours and nights at fuel stations; commuters who are paying high transport fares and waiting for a long time; to get to work and back home after work due to lack of fuel to buy.”
“Our power distributions are still poor and many Nigeria depends on fuel to power their generators at home. What a double tragedy on patriotic citizens; who will pay for this unwarranted suffering?”
“Nigerians are still battling with insecurity, poverty, and now fuel crisis; and nobody has ever been held responsible for all our pains, sufferings; and the poor services that we are getting. Unless and till someone takes responsibility to deliver services to citizens; or to resign for failure to deliver services to the nation this evil may not end soon,” the CAN statement read.