Fuel Scarcity: Labour Urges MAN To Join Protest Against Independent Marketers
THE Nigerian labour movement has urged the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to support effort to protest against the activities of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) who are holding Nigerians to ransom by creating artificial fuel scarcity and raising pump price above the N87 per litre.
Besides, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for putting all machinery on ground to ensure that fuel scarcity becomes history in the country, by “making sure that the Minister of State and chieftains of NNPC are on duty to ensure petroleum products supply.”
The Deputy President of NLC, Comrade Issa Aremu who delivered a Paper at the public session of the 18th Joint Annual General Meeting of the North West and South East branches of MAN said that the unpatriotic attitude of the Independent Marketers of petroleum products “and their insistence to sell fuel above the official pump price has brought untold hardship on Nigerians across the country and also serve as drawback to our effort at resolving the problems of industrialisation.”
Aremu said: “It is high time MAN and Labour rise up to their responsibilities by checkmating the activities of the unpatriotic fuel merchants who are working against the interest of Nigerian nation and its people.
“They are subjecting Nigerians to serious hardship by making them to sleep at filling stations only for them to buy the product at exorbitant prices per liter, far beyond the regulated price of N87 per litre. We must join hands together to rescue our nation from the hands of these greedy people through mass protest.”
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