By Ismaila Chafe
Presidency on Tuesday in Abuja summoned crucial stakeholders within the nation’s oil sector and the management of safety companies within the nation to finish the shortage of petrol within the nation.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories that the assembly, presided by the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, is being held behind closed doorways.
The assembly can be being attended by the Minister of Petroleum, Mr Ibe Kachikwu, Director-General of the Directorate of State Service (DSS), Lawal Daura, and the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Maikanti Baru.
Others attending the assembly are the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Alhaji Muhammed Babandede, some presidential aides and different stakeholders within the oil business.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Jan. 1, throughout a nationwide broadcast, expressed disappointment over the pointless hardships inflicted on Nigerians in the course of the Christmas and New Year celebrations following acute petrol shortage throughout the nation.
He attributed the hardships to the actions of some however heartless people working throughout the nation’s oil and fuel sector.
Buhari, nevertheless, reiterated the dedication of his administration to get to the basis of the persistent petrol shortage, and make sure that whichever teams have been behind this manipulated blackmail can be prevented from doing so once more.
The shortage is alleged to be brought on by grasping entrepreneurs who tried to take undue benefit of the excessive inter-state actions in the course of the season.
NAN, nevertheless, noticed that the lengthy queues in filling stations in Abuja and Lagos have disappeared within the final two days as promised by the GMD of NNPC, Maikanti Baru.
Baru additionally on Friday vowed that Nigerians wouldn’t go into 2018 with the shortage of petroleum merchandise. (NAN)