The Senate has summoned the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu and Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Mr. Reginald Stanley over the current fuel scarcity.
A statement yesterday by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Senator Magnus Abe (PDP, Rivers) said they are to appear before the committee on Tuesday.
Senator Abe described as unacceptable, the long queues of vehicles at filling stations in Abuja and some other cities.
"We thought queuing at filling stations for indeterminate hours to procure PMS and other petroleum products, was indeed gone forever. It is, indeed, an embarrassment that precious man-hours are wasted in the quest to fulfil a basic need. What was initially perceived as a glitch in the distribution chain has now ballooned into queues in what now seems to be a gradual return to that inglorious era", he said.
According to him, his committee intends to engage those in charge to address the challenges in the downstream sector.