Senate blames NNPC, marketers for petrol scarcity
Written by Morenike Adebayo on January 2, 2018
The senate committee on petroleum downstream has blamed the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and marketers over short supply of the petroleum products in the country.
Kabiru Marafa, the committee chairman, said this on Monday in Gusau during an oversight assignment in the state on fuel situation in the country.
Marafa, who was accompanied by Abdullahi Danbaba, a member of the committee, said the inspection was part of the assignment given to the committee by Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Marafa commended the state Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) field office in ensuring compliance at the filling stations.
The senator urged the DPR to sanction filling stations involved in hoarding and selling above approved government price of N145 per litre.