Published on Dec 06, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), headed by President Muhammadu Buhari, has given the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) a marching order that the current fuel scarcity in the country should not last beyond this weekend.
The minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed told news men shortly after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa today, Wednesday, that the NNPC boss had assured that he is going to work very hard to ensure that it is curtailed.
“He assured council that there is actually no cause for alarm,” Lai Mohammed said, even as he made it clear that the government has no intention to increase the pump price of petrol.
He assured that there is enough petroleum products to go round, up to the next one month “even till the end of January.”
Giving reason why Nigeria suddenly began to experience fuel scarcity, the minister said that it is because we are in winter period.
“There is always more demand for refined products for petroleum during winter period in the colder countries, this is what we are experiencing now.”
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