By Uzair Adam Imam
The Coalition of Concerned Northern Forum (CCNF) has threatened to occupy all NNPC zonal offices and its subsidiaries if the current persistent issue of fuel scarcity is not being solved.
The group has also called on the NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Mele Kolo Kyari and Engr. Farouk Ahmed, the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (MDPRA), to resign.
They added that these people should tender their resignation within 72 hours over the persistent fuel scarcity in the country and their inability to solve the issue.
A statement jointly signed by the group’s chairman and the spokesman, Mallam Ibrahim Bature and Comrade Abdulsalam Moh’d Kazeem, respectively, disclosed.
The group also demanded that the NNPC management should make public genuine and comprehensive names of those involved in the current scarcity of petroleum products all over the country.
The statement reads: “if our demands are not met in the next three (3) working days, we shall occupy all NNPC zonal offices and its subsidiaries across our region and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“The mistake made by NNPC under the current management has caused us a lot as a nation; for instance, they claimed it will cost our nation over N200 billion to mop up and sanitize the adulterated fuel, and at the same time, we don’t have enough facilities, so they will have to evacuate the bad products first before we can have access to the new products.
“As at today, the said products have already damaged many automobiles, generators, machines and other sundry equipment of citizenry nationwide.”