Northern youths under the auspices of Arewa Intergrity Youth Forum have taken a swipe at Senator Bola Tinubu over comments berating the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, over the lingering fuel crisis in the country.
Coordinator of the group, Mallam Ibrahim Abubakar, while addressing journalist in Abuja yesterday, expressed support for the ongoing reforms in the oil sector, noting that the advent of Kachikwu had cleansed the oil sector of hawks which had over the years held the sector hostage.
Abubakar expressed dismay over the comments credited to Tinubu who had earlier in the beginning of the administration advised Nigerians to be patient with the government as it is trying to undo damage caused by the previous administration.
According to him, Nigerians perfectly understand the current situation in the supply and distribution of fuel to reach everyone and this is the major reason why there have not been any form of protest or uprising as was in the past.
He therefore warned that any attempt to trigger Nigerians to embark on any mass action would be rejected by the Nigerian people without any further delay.
“We are today bewildered at the manner of double talk a revered leader in the calibre of Tinubu could engage himself, not minding his stand and position in the polity. Has he so soon forgotten that he advised Nigerians to be patient with thus government because the previous administration had caused so much damage which had to be cleared? What has changed soon?” he queried.
The group further accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, leader of fronting for sinister interest whose intention is to continue in the mold of the dismantled cabal and continue the looting of the oil sector at a time when his party is begging for funding.
It also warned Tinubu to steer clear of the petroleum sector as all his actions point to the fact that he intends to discredit the good works of Kachikwu in order to instigate his sack, thereby making way for him to plant a stooge to continue in the looting regime as experienced in previous years.
He said: “Kachikwu has brought sanity into the oil sector, which is what is first needed to engineer development in any sector, particularly that the present administration inherited a messy economy whose only cell is oil revenue.”
Meanwhile, the group has declared its support for the ongoing measures to sanitise the oil sector and called on Nigerians to bear with the hardship as, according to them, it is aimed at producing a solid institution.

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