Fuel scarcity: At last! Petroleum Minister Buhari reacts, shifts responsibility to NNPC *Fayose opens govt house reserve to Residents

By Editor on 24/12/2017

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with Nigerians over their suffering occasioned by the  scarcity of petrol across the country, and reassured that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is on top of the situation.

The President, who was reacting to the long queues of motorists at various filling stations across the country, in a statement personally signed by him and posted on his twitter handle, said the scarcity was regrettable.

He stated that he was being briefed regularly on the matter by the NNPC and assured that the situation would improve positively in the next few days.

President Buhari disclosed that he had already directed the regulators to step up their surveillance and bring an end to hoarding of the products and price inflation by marketers.

““The fuel scarcity being experienced nationwide is regrettable. I sympathize with all Nigerians on having to endure needless fuel queues.

“I’m being regularly briefed, especially on the NNPC’s interventions to ensure that there is enough petrol available during this period and beyond.

“I have the NNPC’s assurance that the situation will improve significantly over the next few days, as new shipments and supplies are distributed across the country.

“I have also directed the regulators to step up their surveillance and bring an end to hoarding and price inflation by marketers,

“Let me also assure that the relevant agencies will continue to provide updates on the situation. I thank you all for your patience and understanding.”

Meanwhile, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose said he has directed that 80% of Government House Fuel Dump be taken to a Petrol station in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

He said this is in reaction to the fuel scarcity in the country.

Fayose announced that 80% of the petrol in the 60,000 litres capacity government house will be sold to the public at N145/litre.

He disclosed this via his twitter handle.

It read: “To reduce the hardship being faced by our people because of scarcity of fuel, I have directed that 80% of the petrol in the 60,000 litres capacity Govt House Fuel Dump be taken to a Petrol station in Ado Ekiti to be announced soon.

“It will be sold to the public at N145/litre.”

Fayose

 

Source Press Release

Posted on December, 24 2017

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