The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District and the Chairman of the Senate Aviation Committee,
Senator Smart Adeyemi, has said that wealthy Nigerians stealing and exporting the Jet –A-1 are responsible for the scarcity of aviation fuel in the country.

Adeyemi, who spoke to The PUNCH, said that this situation had added to the problem of lack of refineries that the country had been battling with.

He further lamented that the situation had been worsened by the increase in the number of Nigerians who could no longer travel by road due to the insecurity issues.

The senator added that there was no way the economy could thrive when some people kept stealing from the economy.

The lawmaker further lamented that it was painful as it was further hampering the economy of the country.

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