A group, the Mega National Movement for Good Governance, has advised President Bola Tinubu to sack Mele Kyari, the group managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited over persistent fuel scarcity.
Speaking at a press conference in Kaduna, spokesperson of the group, Ibrahim Tijani, expressed concerns over the scarcity of petrol in the Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna State and other major cities across the country.
He also accused the independent petroleum marketers of creating the scarcity with the intention of hiking fuel prices in the coming days.
Tijani further expressed worry over the instability of prices of petroleum products resulting from policy somersault of the NNPCL as well as mounting allegations of monumental corruption within the company.
Among other things, the civil society group alleged that there are significant irregularities within the NNPCL such as a petrol subsidy scam, under-remittance of oil sales revenue, shady pipeline surveillance contracts, and oil theft, which it laments have had a collective detrimental effect on the nation’s economy.
The group therefore appealed to President Tinubu to sack Kyari and order a “deep interrogation” of allegations of “monumental corruption entrenched in NNPCL” under his leadership.