 petrol scarcity must end in two weeks, Senate tells Kachikwu

Written by on November 27, 2015

The Senate on Thursday asked the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to end the current scarcity of petrol within two weeks. The upper chamber also directed the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mrs. Jamila Soara, and heads of other agencies in the sector to ensure steady supply of the product in all filling stations across the country at the approved pump price.senate-and-ike-696x371

Specifically, the Red Chamber threatened stiffer penalties against any Federal Government agency that failed to ensure that petrol, when supplied, was sold at a uniform price all over the country, as against the current discrepancies in prices in different parts of the country. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream, Senator Uche Ekwunife, stated this   while addressing officials of the ministry, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Pipelines and Product Marketing Company, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency and others, who came to explain to the committee the reasons for the persistent fuel scarcity.

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