The Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of NNPC, Ibe Kachikwu, to appear before its Committee on Petroleum Downstream on today, the 29th of March to explain reasons for the prolonged fuel scarcity in the country.
The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Jibrin Barau, announced this after the committee members carried out an assessment of the fuel situation in Abuja yesterday.
He said, “We have invited the minister of state to appear before the committee tomorrow to tell us about the fuel scarcity problem and the strategy he is employing to solve it.”
“We will expect him to give a date when the problem will be resolved permanently; this is the course of action we have taken.”
“We are not satisfied because this problem has gone unabated for too long; the situation is appalling and it is a major problem.”
“We gave the ministry enough time and space to put its act together to solve this problem.”
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