Fuel Scarcity: Senate Gives Seven Days Ultimatum To NNPC

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The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to, within seven days, end the lingering scarcity of petrol and clear queues in filling stations across the country.

This order was followed by a unanimous adoption of the report of the Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) on the fuel crisis in the country at plenary.

It also recommended that the Department for Petroleum Resources should double efforts to enforce compliance with government’s regulated pump price of petroleum products.

“During our recess, the committee moved around some cities, including Abuja and Lagos, to ascertain the situation on ground.

“When we thought that we were making progress, we just realised that the queues were resurfacing in fuel stations.

“Also, there is the problem of marketers selling above approved pump price,’’ the report stated.

In his remarks, President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, asked the NNPC to ensure compliance with the resolution and endeavour to end the queues within seven days.

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