A group, The Natives, has called on the Department of State Security, DSS, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, to drive out oil dealers and other law breakers causing fuel scarcity across the country.
The group, in a statement by their President General, Smart Edwards, released on Sunday, said that the shortage was caused by deliberate violations between customers and distributors.
It described as ‘politically motivated’ the current fuel queue and hardship Nigerians are going through as a result of fuel scarcity.
It noted that Nigerians should hold some players in the oil sector responsible for sabotaging the efforts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, even as they unilaterally implement unapproved fuel prices.
The group strongly condemned the scare and conducts of players that are leading to price hike and queues as politically-motivated, saying the masses are at the receiving end.
It said: “Nigerians are tired of hearing about turnaround maintenance year in, year out that leads to non-functional refineries in the country.