7 December 2017

Nigeria: ...directs Kachikwu to End Fuel Scarcity

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Oil refinery (file photo).

The Federal Executive Council yesterday gave a matching order to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to end fuel scarcity by this weekend.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the council meeting.

Mohammed said that the government had no intention to increase fuel price.

He said, "The minister of petroleum was supposed to join us, but he has to attend a very important meeting so that this crisis would be resolved.

"The government has no intention at all that to increase the pump price of PMS. Two, the minister assured the council that we have enough products till the next one month even till the end of January.

"Thirdly, this is winter period. There is always more demand for refined products for petroleum during winter period in the colder countries; this is what we are experiencing now."

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