One time governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has said saboteurs in the petroleum sector are responsible for the continued scarcity of fuel in the country.
Musa stated this in Kaduna, on Thursday, while addressing newsmen.
He said there were marketers hoarding petroleum products and conniving with some persons in government to create an artificial fuel scarcity for their own profiting. This, he said, was the reason for the unavailability of petroleum products.
According to Musa, Nigerians have been impoverished as a result of privatizing certain sectors of the economy which tend to favor the rich.
A situation, the former governor described as unacceptable and pleaded with the authorities to put an end to the activities of those behind the fuel scarcity.
“It is very unfortunate that Nigerians are going through this hardship to get fuel which should be available to all.
“Without doubt, saboteurs are behind this problem. Some marketers, with the conspiracy of some government officials, hoard or divert petroleum products for their selfish interests.
“The government should get to the root of this. We cannot continue to have this problem, especially around Yuletide period.
“Nigerians have suffered enough in the past few days. Government should find a lasting solution,” he said.