Okwe Obi, Abuja
Members of ‘Our mumu don do movement’ almost disrupted activities at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over the lingering fuel scarcity in the country.
Charles Oputa (also known as Charly Boy) who led the group in Abuja, said that their mission was to submit a letter reminding management of the corporation to do everything possible to salvage the situation by making the Premium Motor Spirit available, adding that the suffering experienced by Nigerians was becoming unbearable.
“We have been able to submit the letter hoping the management would do the needful. All we are saying is that they should make our lives easier by supplying this product so that people would not go to hell and back to be able to carry on with their daily activities.
“Already the suffering is too much.”
He vowed that should the management fail to provide the product, the group would reconvene and storm the headquarters forcefully until the fuel situation improves.
“If they don’t, we would come back here ten times stronger and I think they will not like it.
“We are hoping that they will do the right thing and make this product available and accessible to Nigerians, at least to minimize the suffering,” Charly Boy stressed.
In his remarks, founder of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, called on the Federal Government to revisit the $20 billion turn around maintenance (TAM) wasteful spending allegation made by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu against the Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, stressing that if at all they have settled the matter the outcome should be made public.
“We won’t take it lightly if the issue is swept under the carpet. The outcome should be publicized,” he said.