President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, blamed the current fuel scarcity ravaging the nation on blackmailers, who, according to him, “instead of showing love, companionship and charity… chose this period to inflict severe hardship on us all by creating unnecessary fuel scarcity across the country.
President Buhari also said the unstable economic policies of past administrations were responsible for the economic recession that brought untold hardship on Nigerians.
He said those behind the fuel scarcity during the Christmas festival that made many Nigerians to be stranded will be fished out and punished adequately.
Meantime, the President has warned that as the electioneering season approaches, politicians must avoid exploiting ethnicity and religion by linking ethnicity with religion and religion with politics.
President Buhari in his New Year Message, also assured that about 25 Federal highways will be getting attention as N100 billion from SUKUK facility has been set aside to fund the roads that cut across the six-geopolitical zones of the country with equal amount.
On the clamour for restructuring, the President noted that there was no human law that was perfect and that any structure the country will develop must periodically be perfected according to changing circumstances and the country’s socio-economic developments.