The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described the ongoing fuel crisis in the United Kingdom as an opportunity for Nigerians to appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari whose administration has registered near zero fuel queues in the six years of his administration.
MURIC director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, said Britain had been enmeshed in fuel shortages resulting in long queues at petrol stations in the past two weeks.
Of a total of 8,000 filling stations in Britain, up to two-thirds of 5,500 fuel stations have run out of supply.
He said the British army had been put on red alert to intervene, while the government of Boris Johnson had offered temporary visas to 5,000 foreign fuel tanker drivers.
“Rationing is also being considered by other petrol companies. There are fears that doctors, teachers and other workers may not be able to get to work
“In sharp contrast, MURIC recalls that the long queues which used to last hours and which forced many Nigerians to sleep at petrol stations for three or more days have not been experienced since President Muhammadu Buhari took over in May 2015. This is a verifiable and unassailable fact.
“Nigerians must give it to Buhari. It is necessary to appreciate this administration particularly with regards to the absence of fuel queues if we want to be sincere. Mass amnesia may be one of our worst weaknesses but the records speak loud and clear,” the statement noted.