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Labour asks Kachikwu to resign over fuel scarcity

24 March 2016, 16:05

Abuja - The Trade Union Congress has asked the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu to resign over the persistent fuel scarcity.

The union was reacting to a comment made by the minister that fuel queues might not be completely eliminated until about two months.

Kachikwu’s comments drew criticisms from various stakeholders, including the organised labour, petroleum marketers, oil industry workers, manufacturers and experts in the oil sector.

Also read: NLC threatens strike if fuel scarcity persists

The minister on Wednesday, said despite the efforts being put in place by the Federal Government, fuel queues might not be completely eliminated until about two months.

He said since he was not a magician, the fuel queues could not be eliminated with a magic wand.

The scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, has lingered since January as hundreds of motorists besiege few filling stations that dispense the product on a daily basis.

Source: Punch

- News 24


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