Friday, 27 November 2015

Senate gives Buhari 2 weeks to end fuel scarcity


The Senate yesterday ordered President Muhammadu Buhari who is also the Minister of Petroleum Resources, to end the fuel crisis within two weeks.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Uche Lilian Ekwunife (PDP, Anambra Central), gave the ultimatum during a meeting with the Ministry of Petroleum Resources at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.

Ekwunife said the minister must not only end the scarcity within the ultimatum, but ensure that consumers do not pay more than N87 per litre for petrol.
Ekwunife said:

“We are mandating the Minister of Petroleum Resources (Buhari), the Permanent Secretary and heads of agencies to stop this fuel scarcity in two weeks. We are giving a target now, we do not want to know how you would achieve it, but it must be stopped. This is a critical period. In the next few weeks, there will be Christmas. Nigerians want to see an end to this scarcity and be able to buy petrol at N87 per litre,” she said.

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