Abuja - Following the criticism that trailed his comments that the lingering fuel scarcity across parts of the country would linger till May, Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu on Tuesday made a volte- face.
In a dramatic turn, the minister said the long queues at petrol stations across the country would now disappear on Monday, April 7, 2016.
Kachikwu disclosed this when he appeared before the Senate committee on Petroleum (Downstream) over the fuel scarcity ravaging the country.
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Kachikwu, who is also the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) stated that the corporation was working round the clock to bring the situation under control.
He apologized to Nigerians over his statement that the biting fuel scarcity will linger till May.
He said he was not an experienced politician, but a technocrats and that was why he said exactly the situation of things, noting that the comment was mistaken for something else.
- News 24