President Buhari breaks silence on fuel scarcity

fuel scarcityPresident Muhammadu Buhari has broken silence on the biting fuel scarcity.

The President said the situation is regrettable.

Buhari on his Twitter handle, @MBuhari, sympathised with Nigerians on having to endure what he described as needless fuel queues.

Buhari said he had gotten NNPC’s assurance that the situation would significantly improve over the next few days as new shipments and supplies are distributed across the nation.

The president stated, “The fuel scarcity being experienced nationwide is regrettable. I sympathize with all Nigerians on having to endure needless fuel queues.

“I’m being regularly briefed, especially on the NNPC’s interventions to ensure that there is enough petrol available during this period & beyond.

“I have the NNPC’s assurance that the situation will improve significantly over the next few days, as new shipments and supplies are distributed across the country.

“I have also directed the regulators to step up their surveillance and bring an end to hoarding and price inflation by marketers.

“Let me also assure that the relevant agencies will continue to provide updates on the situation. I thank you all for your patience and understanding.”

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