The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said the ongoing fuel crisis in the United Kingdom is an opportunity for Nigerians to appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement, MURIC director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said under Buhari, Nigeria has registered near zero fuel queues.
“Britain has 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.
“The British army has been put on red alert to intervene while the government of Boris Johnson has offered temporary visas to 5,000 foreign fuel tanker drivers. Britain holds its breath and trembles.
“The development has triggered a socio-economic crisis in Britain. There are food shortages, street brawls, particularly at petrol stations. The fuel queue last for hours. In addition, the government is considering the closure of schools,” Akintola said.
Recalling the long queues which forced many Nigerians to sleep at petrol stations for three or more days, Akintola said such has not been the case since Buhari took over.
“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.
He said, “The implication of the above pieces of evidence is that Buhari was the leader who found solution to the problem of fuel scarcity that plagued Nigeria for decades and proved elusive under three Nigerian presidents.
“At the risk of being labelled as sycophants, we place the facts before honest Nigerians. We reiterate that posterity will remember Buhari as the Father of Modern Nigeria.”