The recent scarcity of fuel also known as premium motor spirit (PMS), has become an unbearable situation in Nigeria.
It is a proven fact that the past few days has spelt hardship on the Nigerian masses with the tough scarcity of fuel in the South-East and South-South Zones of Nigeria in particular and the nation at large.
This has led to the skyrocketing of the commodity due to its scarcity and demand. Some fuelling stations sell for as high as 200 naira per litre and above which has in turn resulted in the hike in prices of other commodities in the market.
Comrade Arigbe Victor, the newly elected Director of Special Duties, NANS Zone B, in an interview condemned the scarcity of fuel and the adverse effects of hardship it has on the Nigerian students.
According to him, It is appalling that even when the nation is rich in oil resources, during every festive period in Nigeria, the people are meant to suffer some form of hardship, especially fuel scarcity cum hike.
Very many Nigerian students have been handicapped because of this frustrating situation. Some cannot even travel home for Christmas yet because of the increase in transportation due to the scarcity of fuel.
“We hereby call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to address this unfavourable condition and make life meaningful and better to the Nigerian people.”
Indeed, the recent ugly trend is disastrous during this festive period because of the already existing difficulties in the socio-economic sector of Nigeria. The government must find a way out!