NLC says oil marketers benefit from fuel scarcity.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has decried the scarcity of fuel across the country, saying it is “an act of cruelty and sabotage from which a few privileged are benefitting.”
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
Wabba said several reasons given for the scarcity were not tenable, considering the sufferings inflicted on the people as a result.
“The Nigeria Labour Congress considers this scarcity as an act of cruelty and sabotage from which a few privileged are benefitting.
“The timing of this artificial scarcity is not lost on us as it is intended to maximise the pains of Nigerians and ensure more profits for the marketers since it is a well-known fact that the Christmas season witnesses the biggest movement of people, goods and services.
“We also consider this scarcity as an insult to the collective pride of all good Nigerians as we ought not to be operating at this philistine level,” he said.