by Adeola Aderounmu
Nigeria is one of the world’s largest producers of crude oil. There are no petrol to use in Nigeria. Nigerians are suffering due to lack of petrol and petroleum products. In my opinion, this is probably the BIGGEST SCANDAL in the History of Man.
Think about it this way. Petrol and petroleum products are never scarce in countries that don’t produce crude oil. The worse that can happen in this non-producing countries is increase in price. I have never experienced scarcity in Sweden. The prices do go up and down according to market forces.
But in Nigeria, a country where crude oil exist naturally, the products from crude oil can be scarce or completely absent.
Nigeria has no functional refinery to produce petrol, so the indigenes largely depend on marketers who import finished petroleum products. In my entire life I don’t think I will experience any lower level of intelligence from any race of humans.
That a country that extracts crude oil imports petroleum prooducts is the most stupid thing that any one can think of. This confirms that Nigerian leaders are dumbs. They are stupid, selfish and wicked!
No sensible government has made it a priority to return the refineries to optimal production level. Turn Around Maintenance have been done on papers and no plausible results have emerged.
Because the country depend on importation, billions of dollars are lost and the economy suffers. The other implictation is that the importation has made some individuals extremely rich. They are so rich they can punish the other 140m others by their acts and decisions.
Every year, the government increase the price of petroleum products. Every year, it talks about subsidy removal, subsidy this, subsidy that.
The truth is some individuals continue to steal, loot,drain and siphon the national treasury. The outcome is that ordinary Nigerians suffer during oil boom and during oil doom.
Why are the refineries now working? When will Nigeria address the issue of making the refineries work and building more refineries so that she can stop importing what she extracts from her own soil? When will the greediness, madness and stupidity in government be halted? When will the gangsters stop fooling around and enriching themselves at the detriment of the 140m others?
No one is even talking about the other natural resources in this country. Agricultural products for export have been relegated to the background. Another reason why the economy is non-vibrant and the naira continues to suffer depreciation. Serious problems if you ask me.
Above all when will Nigerians rise up and demand good governance? We are already sending our children into internal slavery like our great grandparents who were sent to international slavery.
We need help and deliverance. From where cometh our help..Thy Glory O’ Nigeria..!
One thought on “Fuel Scarcity: A recurring madness”
Perhaps, the interests of the importers, who by the way have links in Govt, are ensuring that the petrochemical/ refining industry is perpetually comatose?Sad..