Following the persistent fuel scarcity, that has crippled economic activities in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has given marching orders to all parties and agencies in the distribution chain; to ensure that normalcy is restored immediately.
Nigerians facing hardship
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said the President was worried about the hardship occasioned by the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS); even as he appealed for patience in finding lasting solutions to the problem.
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Furthermore, he said the Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority had been out on the streets; fuel stations, to ensure that the situation normalized quickly; adding that the efforts are yielding results.
“It is not a time to trade blames; nor a time to query anyone; but a time to come together to salvage the plight of the average Nigerian.
Rehabilitation of Refineries
“After the storm settles, there will be time enough to investigate and get to the bottom; so that this does not repeat itself.
“The Nigerian people deserve the best, and the government is determined to set the country on the right path of petroleum products availability and sustainability”.
This, he stressed, was demonstrated in the award of contracts for the rehabilitation of all refineries; and the acquisition of a stake in the Dangote Refinery.