Business Fuel Scarcity: Nigeria's Labour Union Calls for Kachikwu's Resignation



Labour unions in the country have called for the resignation of Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu after the latter said fuel scarcity may persists in the country for the next two months.

Read: I'm Not a Magician, Fuel Scarcity Won't End Soon - Kachikwu

General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, described as unfortunate Kachikwu’s statement that it would take more than two months for the current fuel queues to clear.

“As far as we are concerned, one day of queues is unacceptable to Nigerians, and the hardship Nigerians have been subjected to, through the queues over a long period now, is actually something that should be condemned.

“Apart from the hardship to Nigerians, the cost of these protracted queues on an economy that is already in crisis is enormous, and actually makes the issue of the revival of the economy even more difficult.’’

The Trade Union Congress specifically asked the minister to step down instead of giving Nigerians excuses on why it would be impossible to get fuel easily in the country before June.

“If he is not a magician, he should resign now. What we are saying is that Nigerians are getting impatient with him," Bala Kaigama, TUC president said.

“So, if he has no quick fix to it, he should just quit. We are getting impatient. He is moving from one unpopular policy to another, yet we cannot see any quick fix," he added.


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