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ASUU President thinks Fuel Scarcity is Deliberate Sabotage by People in Power



ASUU President Professor Nasir Isa Fagge

ASUU President – Professor Nasir Isa Fagge

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the persistence fuel scarcity faced by Nigerians is part of the ongoing sabotage in the political system.

Dr Nasir Isa Fagge, the national president of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos after paying a courtesy visit to Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, the Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo.

Fagge alleged that the fuel scarcity was created by some ‎group of people, who were used to stealing public funds.

He said the saboteurs created the scarcity to build a brick wall for the present administration, for failing to pay subsidy on fuel.

According to him, the government is supposed to consider and analyse all the problems that may arise before removing the subsidy.

“All the problems arising now should have been envisaged and addressed before removing the subsidy. Government is supposed to know that some people will try to frustrate its effort and should have pre-empt that,” he said.

According to the ASUU president, it is also wrong for political office holders to make unfulfilled promises to Nigerians about when the fuel scarcity will end.

He advised government officials to always inform the citizens about the true situation of an issue‎ on regular basis, rather than toying with their emotions, only to apologise later.

“How will a government official utter conflicting statements that the fuel scarcity will be resolved on April 7, but later said it will be in the second week in April. That is unfair.

Government officials should be held responsible for their promises and anyone who makes promise and failed to fulfill it should be eased out of the system,” he ‎said.

The ASUU president ‎ called on President Muhammadu Buhari, who doubles as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, to urgently save Nigerians from the current hardship the fuel scarcity had brought upon them. (NAN)

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. ElessarisElendil

    April 1, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Please I’m on my knees don’t start thinking about the “s” word.

  2. mrs chidukane

    April 1, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I truly believe this fuel scarcity is an act of sabotage. OAN, Buhari come and govern the country you fought for almost 12 years to govern. Stop running away. That energy summit you’re attending is beyond your expertise /understanding, lol. Stop running.

  3. Glory N

    April 1, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Low key funny how “sabotage” is now an acceptable explanation for things going wrong in governance, when GEJ complained of sabotage, most of you termed him “clueless”….It is always easier to critcise when you’re not the one wearing the shoes. Oga Buhari, Mr Change “Messiah” come and show yourself, no excuses afterall Nigerians said they wanted a “Strong Man”, you are that man. Sai Baba!!

  4. freemind

    April 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    It baffles me how a 70+ desires to rule this modern nigeria…we can all feel the impact.

  5. Ying of Yang

    April 1, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    No Guys! BUHARI has no intention of rulling Nigeria nor is he able to. Unless he should risk crippling it with extremely out of touch Pollitcis, but he had a plan an agenda all along. And it seems he is attempting to see it through.

    Expect much more violent vigorous and bold attacks from the likes of Boko Haram! Nigeria can only work when the northern majority have impunity to syphon the resources of the south!

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