By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with Nigerians over their struggling occasioned by the shortage of petrol throughout the nation, and reassured that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is on prime of the scenario.
The President, who was reacting to the lengthy queues of motorists at numerous filling stations throughout the nation, in an announcement personally signed by him and posted on his twitter deal with, stated the shortage was regrettable.
He said that he was being briefed usually on the matter by the NNPC and guaranteed that the scenario would enhance positively within the subsequent few days.
President Buhari disclosed that he had already directed the regulators to step up their surveillance and convey an finish to hoarding of the merchandise and value inflation by entrepreneurs.
“The gas shortage being skilled nationwide is regrettable. I sympathize with all Nigerians on having to endure pointless gas queues.
“I’m being usually briefed, particularly on the NNPC’s interventions to make sure that there’s sufficient petrol obtainable throughout this era and past.
“I’ve the NNPC’s assurance that the scenario will enhance considerably over the following few days, as new shipments and provides are distributed throughout the nation.
“I’ve additionally directed the regulators to step up their surveillance and convey an finish to hoarding and value inflation by entrepreneurs,
“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.”
President @MBuhari on #FuelScarcity: I’ve the NNPC’s assurance that the scenario will enhance considerably over the following few days, as new shipments and provides are distributed throughout the nation. pic.twitter.com/9Zqc0FKf1h
— Govt of Nigeria (@AsoRock) December 24, 2017
Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) monitoring the gas scenario reported litre of gas now sells for between N175 and N250 in most filling stations owned by the unbiased petroleum product entrepreneurs throughout the nation.
A motorist in Mararaba, Alhaji Mansur Mande informed NAN that he purchased Four-litre gallon of gas at the price of N1,200 on Saturday.
A NAN correspondent in Enugu who visited the filling stations within the metropolis on Sunday noticed that the product was bought for N250 per litre.
NAN, nonetheless, noticed that main entrepreneurs like Total, Oando and NNPC filling stations have been promoting the product on the official value of N145 per litre however in chaotic conditions and countless queues on the stations.
Similar chaotic conditions are being reported from different elements of the nation together with Lagos, Sokoto, Kano Port Harcourt and Ibadan.