Senate Gives Buhari 2 Weeks Ultimatum To End Fuel Scarcity

The Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) has directed the Minister of Petroleum Resources, President Muhammadu Buhari, to end the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country within two weeks from now.

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This came on the heels of disclosure by the Pipeline Products Marketing Company (PPMC) that Nigeria lost a whopping N50 billion in ten months as a result of vandalisation of petroleum pipeline in some parts of the country.

Chairman of the committee,Senator Uche Ekwenife, who gave the directive,Thursday,in Abuja,during the committee’s meeting with top officials of Ministry of Petroleum Resources,insisted that the petroleum minister must not only end the scarcity but ensure ensure that fuel was sold to the public at government’s controlled price of N87.00 per litre.

Senator Ekwenife,representing Anambra South, on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party,PDP,frowend at the ongoing fuel crisis,saying Nigerians were suffering untold hardship following the development.

Fuming over what she described as unnecessary fuel crisis, Ekwenife, said:”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.

Details coming soon—

Source: Vanguard

2 Comments

  • It’s quite unfortunate for Nigerians to face such fuel scarcity in our country of all times known about as oil giant in Africa.
    The petroleum minister should do everything possible to curb the menace in the country as it affect economic activities including business sectors.
    Pipeline vandalisation could be tackle by putting necessary security facilities such as forensic network of oil pipelines to check oil vandalism.
    Also Army and Naval personnel and others security work force should be send to monitor a place of oil pipelines where necessary to protect further oil crisis in the designation area.
    Such tackling procedures would definitely assist in reducing the incessant cases of cruel oils losses through vandalism.
    Today, because of fuel scarcity in the country (Nigeria). There is increase in transportation and price of commodity, thereby affecting the cost of living.
    If any country should have problem of fuel scarcity, it shouldn’t be a country like Nigeria whose its economic antecedent depends on crude oils and paramountly one of the largest producer of crude oils in African continent.
    Senate committee on petroleum resources should assiduously and curiously tackles the cause of fuel scarcity to curbs the increasing rates of cost of living. Our country’s natural resources (crude oil) should not be used to the detriment of masses of average Nigerian.
    But rather should make for everybody of all stage life to be able to avoid the cost of fuel product in Nigeria.

  • Hahaha, our senators have come up with another mimic to mama guy the public. Is only foolish people that do not understand Nigerian politicians will believe them. The fuel scarcity is not affecting them. The poor masses had bewitched.

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