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Fuel scarcity will end by next week - Kachikwu

21 April 2016, 06:34

Abuja - Petroleum Minister Ibe Kachikwu has again claimed that fuel scarcity will end soon, promising frustrated Nigerians that queues at filling stations will be eradicated by next week.

According to Naij, Kachikwu made the promise while speaking at the end of an FEC meeting at the State House on Wednesday.

In addition, Kachikwu thanked citizens for their patience thus far, while blaming a lack of fuel of sabotage at various levels.

Also read: Fuel pump price sky-rockets to N250 in Awka metropolis

"The queues are as a result of sabotage. Some people rather than sell products send them into interlands where they can sell at ridiculous prices and so you are having this price distortions where people are making a lot of money, some are internal and some are external but a lot of it is marketers trying to make quick returns on their investments wrongly," the Petroleum Minister said.

The development follows after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) reported that 1,194 trucks had been distributed nationwide.

Read more at Naij

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