The fuel scarcity being witnessed in parts of Nigeria might worsen as Petroleum tanker drivers have threatened to embark on an indefinite strike.
The National Chairman of the workers, Comrade Salmon Akanni, made this known while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.
He stated that the strike will come on short notice if the government refuses to find a lasting solution to the poor state of roads in the country.
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The workers also claim that an N621billion Road Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme meant for the rehabilitation of 21 critical roads across the country is being diverted to private accounts.
He said, “To the delight of all of us, the issue was tabled before the Federal Executive Council and was expressly approved within two weeks as agreed.
“Unfortunately, and to our greatest shocks, we heard it from very reliable sources that some vultures in the garbs of being State governments, Officials of Ministry of Works and Housing and politicians are already depleting these funds and misappropriating them on roads and projects not intended in the agreement as approved by the Federal Executive Council.
“This is an open day robbery but we are assuring all and sundry, that our union will go to all lengths to expose these unscrupulous individuals.
“Every kobo of the approved fund must be accounted for and we must see and broadcast the pre and post-rehabilitation of all the identified 21 federal roads to the whole nation. tax payers’ money must be accounted for”, he concluded.