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Expressing discontent with persistent fuel crisis in the country, youths under the auspices of Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) have demanded the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari as petroleum minister.

Daily Post reports that he group’s demand was contained in a statement issued by Isah Abubakar, the president of NYCN, on Monday, March 28, in Kaduna.

According to the group, Buhari should resign and appoint a substantive minister of petroleum resources for effective service delivery.

“President Buhari should appoint a group managing director (GMD) for Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and relieve the minister of state for petroleum resources of double appointments.

“We realize that since Mr. President’s pronouncement of himself as substantive minister of petroleum, the situation and availability of petroleum products especially that of premium motor spirit in the market has become very scarce, indicating total failure on the part of Mr President as the minister of petroleum resource and Ibe Kachikwu as minister of state and GMD of NNPC,” the statement read in part.

The group urged Buhari to hire a competent hand to handle the ministry and appoint a new managing director for NNPC to improve effectiveness and productivity in the ministry and agency.

“We understand that your administration has good intention for the masses and the country but the scarcity of petroleum products in the market have inflate more pains on us as a people.

“The cost of transportation, food items and other essential household commoditities had drastically increase,” the group stated.

Finishing its statement, NYCN threatened to stage a massive protest if a difficult economic situation persists.

“We wish to emphatically state that if this condition persist, Nigeria Youth will not hesitate to mobilize ourselves across the country for massive protest, this we believed will shutdown the economy of the country as we are already in consultation with other civil society organization to map out effective National protest.”

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress called on Kachikwu to resign, if he is not able of doing his part by efficiently running the ministry and providing workable solution to the current fuel scarcity in the country.


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