18 January 2012
URBAN and rural areas in the Niger Delta,
Nigeria 's main oil and gas region, are currently experiencing a severe non-availability of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol, in the energy stations. This has resulted to long queues at the stations with commuters made to pay through their noses.
Worried, the Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC), a socio-political group, is calling for
' 'a thorough purge ' ' of the allegedly graft-ridden energy sector of .. Nigeria
Before the Monday slash of PMS price from N141 per litre to N97 by President Goodluck Jonathan, the product was everywhere. The sudden non-availability of the product at the retail stations is a major cause of worry to the civil society.
The Niger Delta group told AkanimoReports on Wednesday that they strongly believe that there is a high level conspiracy involving top players in the state agencies
' 'to mess up ' ' the Jonathan ' 'due to the florishing graft channels in the oil sector ' '.