ActionAid Nigeria decries impact of fuel shortage, calls for penalty of importers of adulterated products

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By Joyce Remi-Babayeju

As the fuel scarcity continues to bite harder on Nigerians, ActionAid Nigerian, AAN, an NGO, working to end poverty in the country, has decried the negative impact of fuel scarcity on the economy and the people and while charging the government to penalize importers of adulterated fuel into the country.

This recommendation and call was made in a statement issued by the Board of Trustees of ActionAid Nigeria, after a review of the State of the Nation on the 19th day of March 2022.

AAN stated that the pathetic impact of the Fuel scarcity persists across major cities in the country with cost of transportation and consumables increasing astronomically following the importation of adulterated fuel by some marketers.
It said that Acute shortage of aviation fuel (Jet A1) has also negatively impacted the aviation industry and the economy.

AAN lamented the unpleasant situation in which NNPC and other regulators in the downstream sector continue to watch as Nigerians and businesses undergo harrowing experience without penalizing the culprits behind the importation of the adulterated fuel.
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 Meanwhile, the NGO has also condemned the nation’s dwindling educational system and the Federal Government’s government’s failure to address the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU demands for improve conditions of service.
It also noted that a deeper problem on the quality and standards affecting teaching, infrastructure the structure of the educational system also calls for concern.


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