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Exclusive Report – Fuel Scarcity, Power Crisis: Enugu Residents Rain Curses On Jonathan

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu – The ongoing fuel scarcity being experienced in parts of Nigeria, has worsened in Enugu state, as a litre of the essential commodity is now between 350 to 400, just as motorists in the area have continued to rain curses on outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan, for failing to address the sad development.

African Examiner Correspondent who has been monitoring the ugly situation in parts of the state, reports that the few independent marketers that have the essential product are now experiencing intimidating long queues of vehicles in their stations.

However, motorists in the state, including those who claimed to be ardent supporters of president Jonathan, despite his inability to secure a second term in office, are now heaping the blame on the outgoing president.

Some of them who spoke to our Correspondent under anonymity, described the Otuoke, Bayelsa state born politician as an ingrate, saying “despite Nigerians support for Jonathan, the parting gift we are receiving from him is to launch the entire nation into fuel and power crisis.

“Look at how millions of poor Nigerian masses are suffering today because of the fuel scarcity and power problems, some workers now trek several miles to work.

“Before now, some of us were thinking that Jonathan is a nice person, especially going by the way he conceded victory to the incoming president, General Mohammadu Buhari”

“But with what has been happening in the country in the last one month, the outgoing president has shown the Nigerians and world that he is a wicked and unreliable fellow.”

“Nigerians all over the country are facing untold hardship, just because of Jonathan’s unpatriotic nature.”

Irked by the development, some residents of the state, are calling on the incoming Mohammadu Buhari, led administration to ensure that it probed activities of the NNPC under the watch of the nation’s incumbent Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Deziani Alison Maduke.

Meanwhile, most commercial banks in Enugu closed their offices on Monday by 1pm because of the fuel and power crisis, just as both commercial and social activities have paralysed in the state.

When African Examiner went round parts of the state on Monday, it was observed that none of the major fuel marketers, such as Mobil, Oando, Coin, including the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC mega station, had the product.


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