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Senate Summons Kachikwu Over Fuel Crisis



Following the lingering crisis of fuel across the nation, the Senate, Monday, summoned Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.

This resolution was taken by its committee on Petroleum Resources ( Downstream) after carrying out major assessment of the crisis in major filling stations within Abuja Metropolis.

According to their assessment, many filling stations were not selling fuel due to alleged lack of supply from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Depot Suleja, amidst long queues of motorists waiting under the scorching sun for the non available product.

Jiibrin Barau, the acting chairman of the committee, along with two of his members, said the Petroleum Minister must definitely appear to explain the way out of this lingering crisis.

“This situation is very bad and unacceptable, hence, the need for the Minister to appear before us tomorrow (Tuesday), and unveil his plan on way out to us.


“Even if he doesn’t have any plan yet out of the lingering problem, the Senate President and the entire members of the committee are more than ready to rub minds with him for that needed purpose”, he said.


Philip Aduda, the Senate minority whip and a member of the committee, called on the federal Government to arrest the situation fast, by making fuel available to Nigerians.


He said: “The government should look for petrol and ensure that it is given to the people, demands are meant for the people, for us, to Nigerians.

“It is unacceptable, we are Nigerians and it will be bad for us to continue remaining in queues. If the APC leaders like, let them blame themselves that their problem but the most important thing is for us to have fuel in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“That is what we are looking for and that is what we want. We want to see all these queues disappear.”

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