The minister of State for Petroleum, Mr Ibe Kachikwu has warned those planning to stage a protest over the fuel scarcity situation in the country to save their fuel as he has a lot of work to do and won’t be resigning anytime soon, reports The Guardian.
Following calls for his resignation by angry Nigerians over his “I am not a magician” comment (read here if you missed),
the minister in his closing remarks while briefing the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream) which had summoned him today, said: “All those planning to come to Abuja for a protest should save their fuel, I am not going to resign, I have a lot of work to do.’’
While assuring the senate that he would work hard to find a lasting solution to the lingering issues facing the petroleum industry, he stated that he did not become a minister in order to cerate scarcity. He also apologized for his insensitive comment to the press over the scarcity issue.
“I want to apologize to Nigerians for the comment I made and to the Press for the way they interpreted my comment. I share the pains of Nigerians, I feel the pain everyday. We are pained by the lingering fuel scarcity and on behalf the NNPC, I wish to apologize as well.”
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