Politics Senate Mandates Buhari To End Fuel Scarcity In 2 Weeks



The Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), has mandated the Minister of Petroleum Resources, President Muhammadu Buhari to end the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country within two weeks from now.

Chairman of the committee, Senator Uche Ekwunife, who gave the directive, Thursday, in Abuja, during the committee’s meeting with top officials of Ministry of Petroleum Resources, insisted that the petroleum minister must not only end the scarcity but ensure that fuel was sold to the public at government’s controlled price of N87.00 per litre.


Senator Ekwunife,representing Anambra South, on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, frowend at the ongoing fuel crisis,saying Nigerians were suffering untold hardship following the development.

Fuming over what she described as unnecessary fuel crisis, Ekwunife, said: ”We are mandating the Minister of Petroleum Resources, the Permanent Secretary and heads of agencies to stop this fuel scarcity in two weeks.