The Federal Government has been accused of deliberately creating fuel scarcity to intimidate Nigerians into accepting a raise in pump price.
Ayodele Fayose, the Governor of Ekiti State, who made the accusation Monday, said the federal government intended to increase the pump price, but did not know how to go about it.
Fayose while supervising the sale of state government assisted petrol at N145 per litre to the people at Alade filling station, along Iyin road Ado-Ekiti, said the gesture was in fulfilment of the promise he made on Sunday.
He said: “It is time for Nigerians to take me seriously that the Federal Government wants to increase the pump price. Ordinarily, the N145 is too much for the people not to talk of increasing it. Today I tell you that there is a queue even at black market.
“This is also why I decided not to be part of the $1bn Boko Haram funds because our needs vary. Not until Nigeria is run like a federation, we will only be wasting our time. People must decide the way forward for Nigeria.”
“I have said it before that 2019 is an opportunity for Nigerians to make a choice, either to change the change or to continue this suffering,” the governor said.