BY NONYE JULIET EKWENUGO
Worried by the scarcity of fuel in the country, the Coalition of Concerned Northern Forum has given the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari and the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Engr. Farouk Ahmed 72 hours ultimatum to resign.
In a statement jointly signed by the Chairman, Mallam Ibrahim Bature and
Spokesperson of the Forum, Comrade Abdulsalam Moh’d Kazeem and made available to Journalists in Kaduna on Sunday stated that NNPC tried severally to cover up these mess and their incompetency.
“We therefore on behalf of the people of our region demand for the following within 72 Hours;
“The NNPC GMD Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari and Engr. Farouk Ahmed, the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority should tender their resignation with immediate effect for negatively breaking the record of the current administration over persistent fuel scarcity.
“We demand that all the management staff of NNPC should be sack without any compensation”.
“NNPC management should make public genuine and comprehensive names of those involved in this National scandal and embarrassment.
“Or if our demands are not met in the next 3 working days, we shall occupy all NNPC zonal offices and it’s subsidiaries across our region and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)”.
The Forum also demand that NNPC should identify all household with such mentioned cases and adequate compensation paid to them for there damaged automobiles, machines and equipment within our region, the statement said.
“This is not just a mere threat, we will follow up with full action after the expiration of our ultimatum and this will serve as litmus test on the part of Government on there fight against corruption and indiscipline”.
“NNPC in connivance with un-recognized, un-lincensed or faceless importers and relevant agencies that has to do with importation of petroleum products are dragging us backward due to there deliberate errors”.
“NNPC’s quality inspection unit which comprises of GMO, SGS and others did not conduct any test before the said products were discharged, the above units are saddle with the responsibilities of ensuring that the products are not above our required standard, yet the same unit has up till date equipment at her disposal with adequate funding for such tasks”.