Buhari Gets 2 Weeks Ultimatum To End Fuel Scarcity


Minister of Petroleum Resources, President Muhammadu Buhari has been given a two-week ultimatum to resolve the issue of fuel scarcity plaguing the nation.

The deadline as set by the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), came on the heels of a disclosure by the Pipeline Products Marketing Company (PPMC), that Nigeria lost an outrageous N50 billion in ten months.

According to PPMC, the loss is as a result of vandalisation of petroleum pipeline in some parts of the country.

Senator Uche Ekwunife, chairman of the committee, gave the directive on Thursday, November 26 in Abuja.

Ekwunife, during the committee’s meeting with top officials of the Oil Ministry, insisted that the petroleum minister must not only end the scarcity but ensure that fuel was sold to the public at government’s controlled price of N87.00 per litre.

The Senator representing Anambra South, expressed her displeasure at the ongoing fuel crisis.

She said Nigerians were suffering untold hardship following the development, a plight which she described as “Unnecessary”.

“We are mandating the Minister of Petroleum Resources,the Permanent Secretary and heads of agencies to stop this fuel scarcity in two weeks.

“We are giving a target now,we don’t wan’t to know how you would achieve it.Nigerians want to see an end to this fuel scarcity,” Ekwunife stressed.

It is recalled that there were strong indications that President Buhari would be summoned by the Senate to answer for the anomalies in fuel supply and prices across the nation.


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