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Osinbajo Orders Kachikwu To End Petrol Scarcity Within Two Days

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Osinbajo Orders Kachikwu To ENd Petrol Scarcity Within Two Days

 

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu to end the fuel scarcity being witnessed across the country before the weekend.

Osinbajo gave the directive during the Federal Executive Council which he presided over at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He headed the weekly meeting after Buhari left the nation’s capital for a two-day visit.

The announcement was made by Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed while he was answering questions from State House correspondents at the end of the meeting. He disclosed that Dr Kachikwu would have joined him to brief the press but he had gone to attend an important meeting as part of efforts aimed at resolving the lingering crisis.

The Information Minister also added that there was no need for fears in some quarters that the Federal Government might be planning to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS petrol) as he disclosed that the Minister of State assured members of the Council that the country has enough PMS that can last till the end of January 2018.

One, the government has no intention at all to increase the pump price of PMS,” Lai Mohammed said.

Two, the minister (Kachikwu) 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 from petroleum during winter period in the colder countries, this is what we are experiencing now.

“The council (headed by Osinbajo) gave him a matching order that this fuel scarcity should not last beyond this weekend and they are going to work very hard to ensure that it is curtailed. He assured council that there is actually no cause for alarm.”

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