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Senate gives Buhari 2 weeks to end fuel scarcity

26 November 2015, 15:02

Abuja - The Senate has directed the Minister of Petroleum Resources, President Muhammadu Buhari, to end the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country within two weeks from now, Vanguard reports.

Chairman of the committee, Senator Uche Ekwunife, who gave the directive,Thursday, in Abuja, during the committee’s meeting with top officials of Ministry of Petroleum Resources, insisted that the petroleum minister must not only end the scarcity but ensure that fuel was sold to the public at government’s controlled price of N87 per litre.

Senator Ekwunife,representing Anambra South, on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,frowned at the ongoing fuel crisis, saying Nigerians were suffering untold hardship following the development.

Also read: Kachikwu directs free distribution of hoarded petroleum products

Dr Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, last week instructed the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to distribute petrol of any filling stations involved in hoarding to customers free of charge.

He said that the decision became necessary given the attitude of some filling stations to hoard fuel to the detriment of the masses.

Read more at Vanguard

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