Buhari, Kachikwu get seven-day ultimatum to resign


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The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has threatened to mobilize the organized labour, civil society groups and the masses to occupy the NNPC until the minister and minister of state of petroleum resources resign.

The CNPP stated that if President Buhari and Kachikwu do not end the fuel scarcity in seven days, they will be forced to resign.

The CNPP in a statement jointly issued in Abuja on Thursday, April 28, by its national chairman, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, and the secretary general, Chief Willy Ezugwu, warned that at the end of the ultimatum, it will mobilize the organized labour, civil society groups and the masses to occupy the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) until the minister and minister of state resign, the Nation reports.

It said: “While the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has kept double talking on the issue, the Minister and President Muhammadu Buhari on his part has maintained relative silence.

“About seven months ago, Kachikwu had confessed: “Personally, I will have chosen to sell the refineries, but President Buhari has instructed that they should be fixed.

“After they are fixed, if they still operate below 60 per cent, then we will know what to do.’

“A 90-day presidential ultimatum for the refineries to be fixed ended in December and the deadline was not met. “In the same vein, the government set April 7 deadline to end the fuel queues being experienced across the country, again, the deadline was not meet.

The group lamented that “after blaming some people who rather than sell products send them into hinterlands where they can sell at ridiculous prices to make quick returns on their investments wrongly, the Ministry few days ago blamed the scarcity on 30% of supply allegedly diverted outside Nigeria”.

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