The average Nigerian has continued to lament the continuous fuel scarcity in the country which has continued to bite harder.
Despite assurance by the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation that the fuel scarcity would be over last week, marketers of the products have continued to hide the product thereby exposing the masses to untold hardship.
The issues of fuel scarcity in the country is mere wickedness of Nigerians to Nigerians. It is a problem caused by us and not by any foreigner.
Going by the information on the scarcity of fuel in the country, one would easily conclude that it is a deliberate plan by marketers of the products to regulate, among themselves, how they will be selling it.
I believe that is the reason why one finds only few filling stations selling the product at a time. This is a deliberate act meant to cause untold hardship on the masses. This is a plan by the marketers to generate more profit.
I suggest it is time we come together and bring an end to this menace of fuel scarcity that is being imposed on fellow Nigerians by some people with vested interest: people who only care about their personal interests without thinking about the danger they will put others into.
The federal government, through the NNPC, has assured us of more than one billon litres of fuel in stock, but then, why is it that fuel scarcity keeps on without easing?
The marketers should know that we are all Nigerians, and what goes around, comes around.
They should realise that the progress of this country is more important than our own individual and selfish interests.
Muhammad Umar Shehu and Dangana Henry Joseph