Nigerian Government Orders Minister of State for Petroleum to End Fuel Scarcity
- December 7, 2017
Nigeria has denied insinuations that the current fuel scarcity plaguing the country is a plot to increase the pump price of petrol.
The government also ordered the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to ensure that the scarcity does not exceed this weekend.
Making this disclosure while answering questions from journalists at the end of Wednesday’s weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, blamed the scarcity on higher demand for petroleum products in cold regions as a result of winter.
According to him, Kachikwu assured the council that there was enough petrol that could serve the country till the end of January 2018, adding that the council gave the minister a matching order to ensure that the scarcity disappears this weekend.