Fuel Scarcity: US Offers To Help Nigeria

The U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Ms Samantha Power, on Thursday promised that the U.S Embassy in Nigeria would offer technical assistance to help Nigeria solve its lingering challenge of fuel scarcity. Power made the promise on Thursday in Abuja while fielding questions from newsmen during her visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama.

“Just last night when I was coming from the airport, I saw long lines at petrol stations here in Nigeria. And I really feel for the people of this country, who are going through this difficult economic time,” Poweer said.

“And I think this is something the embassy has promised to offer whatever technical advice, counsel and technical assistance that we can offer.

“But we know that some of the best minds in Nigeria are thinking about that, including the ministers in this government,” she said.

Power said that U.S would discuss with Nigeria on diversification of its economy. She noted that the drop in oil prices had caused hardship for countries that are oil dependent.

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