Primate Elijah Ayodele, the leader of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as Minister of Petroleum on Sunday.
Primate Ayodele made the announcement in response to the country’s persistent gasoline shortage.
Primate Ayodele stated in a statement sent by his media aide that Buhari was incapable of handling the portfolio, especially at this critical time.
He suggested that the President resign honorably and pass over the reins to someone who knows the ins and outs of Nigeria’s petroleum sector.
“President Buhari should quit as Minister of Petroleum and transfer over to someone capable of managing this problem,” Ayodele said.
“This is not a thing to joke with. The economy is biting hard already, we need someone capable, Buhari isn’t capable to be the minister of petroleum. We need the right person who knows everything about our petroleum system.”
Nigerians have been battling with fuel scarcity since February.
The return of long queues at filling stations were linked to adulterated fuel that was circulated.
However, the Federal Government had assured that normalcy would soon be restored across the country.