Friday, 27 November 2015

End The Fuel Scarcity Now, Senate Charges

The Senate has asked the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to end the current scarcity of petrol before two weeks and save Nigerians the unnecessary stress.

“Nigerians want to see the immediate end of this fuel scarcity and also the uniformity of the price of the product across the country. As a committee, our target is that scarcity and discrepancies in price must stop, and it must be done. 
“Therefore, we are mandating the minister of state, the permanent secretary and other relevant agencies in the sector that fuel scarcity must stop in the next two weeks, and that petrol must be sold at the uniform price of N87 per litre everywhere in the country."

Nation reports on why fuel scarcity persisted, that the Executive Secretary, PPMC, Babatunde Adeniran, blamed it on marketers, who failed to import products.

Adeniran said it was only the PPMC that was importing products.
He added that the security agents were brought in to assist when sharp practices were observed in the supply chain.

The PPMC executive secretary noted that to avoid recurring scarcity, “subsidy money has to be paid as at when due”.

He said they were also working to fix broken pipelines.The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Jamila Shu’ara, stressed the need to build strategic product reserve depots.

The PPMC’s Managing Director, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, lamented that  some people in the industry were sabotaging PPMC’s efforts to stabilise fuel supply.

Some marketers, she said, were not helping matters, adding that some marketers, instead of discharging products at designated filling stations, connived to sell some to black marketers.

Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue noted that her officials were spending sleepless nights monitoring the supply of products to filling stations with the aim of preventing sharp practices.

1 comment:

  1. 2weeks is too long. should have given them b4 next week monday. this people want to extend this fuel ish to Christmas. petroleum minister were u dey ?