This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria: Presidency - Petrol Will Be Available At Yuletide Season

Against the backdrop of incessant artificial fuel scarcity being experienced in the country, Nigerians have been assured by the federal government that it is determined to guarantee uninterrupted supply of petroleum products during the yuletide season.

A Presidency source told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that, "the government is determined to ensure that there are no return of queues at the nation's petrol stations" in order to discredit the attempts being made by some unpatriotic elements to frustrate the efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan, in reforming the oil and gas sector"

The government is working round the clock to ensure that people have fuel during the Christmas and New Year period.

"President Jonathan has ordered the respective agencies to reconcile any problem in the distribution chain that may hinder the availability of the products during the festive season.

"He has also directed the ministry of finance and petroleum to ensure that all outstanding issues concerning the payment of subsidy claims are resolved," the source who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 This Day. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.