FG Empathizes With Nigerians Over Fuel Scarcity, Vows To Normalize Situation

FUEL SCARCITYThe Federal Government has empathized with Nigerians on the hardships imposed on them as a result of the lingering fuel scarcity across the federation.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, said that the government was aware of the suffering of Nigerians and was doing everything within its powers to normalize the situation.
“I have said it on many fora that the government is keenly aware of the hardship and difficulties Nigerians have gone through in the last couple of weeks and we do empathize with them.
“Not only do we empathize with them but we appreciate their perseverance and we have also been working round the clock to ensure that we are able to bring the situation back to normal”, he said.
Mr. Mohammed noted that the measures so far put in place by the federal government are beginning to yield fruit as the fuel situation was gradually being normalized with cargoes of refined product being discharged in major cities across the country.
Furthermore, he said the Warri refinery has since been operational and has 19 million litres of the product, helping to put the quantity of product in the reserve to 430 million litres.
“As from tomorrow (Monday) we are going to deploy 1,300 trucks all over Nigeria to ensure that the fuel situation gets much better”, he said, expressing confidence that this quantity being distributed daily would put an end to the fuel scarcity.
“We empathize with Nigerians, we salute their courage and perseverance and I want to assure them that the change they voted for is real, that change will come and that all the challenges we are facing today are very temporary”, the Minister said.
Mr. Mohammed added that the federal government plans to build modular refineries to further boost the availability of the product.

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