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There will be no Fuel Scarcity this Yuletide – Buhari



no fuel Scarcity this year

President Buhari has promised that there will be no scarcity on fuel and petroleum products during this yuletide.

The President gave this assurance after meeting with top Federal government officials with stakeholders in the oil and gas sector in Abuja.

Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari chaired the meeting in the Presidential villa.

Some of the government officials that attended the meeting were, the group managing director of the NNPC, the Minister of Works and Housing, the Inspector General of Police, and others.

They all came out to reeled out plans by the government to curb fuel scarcity during this festive period.

According to NNPC GMD, Mr Mele Kyari: “We are assuring Nigerians that the NNPC has made arrangement to make adequate supply of petroleum products. If there are any issue, we have come together with other agencies of government to ensure those issues are resolved to ensure Nigerians have a very merry Christmas this year,”

During the meeting security plans and modalities for easy flow has been put in place to salvage the needs of Nigerians during the period.

From the table of Works minister, Babatunde Fashola said safe journeys were discussed.

Fashola uncovering the palliatives for streets stated, “The Ministry of Works and Housing has a supporting task to carry out here. While development work is progressing on a portion of the courses utilized for moving freight, we have met with our temporary workers and guided them to give a few palliatives to facilitate the development of trucks and tankers.

“A portion of these courses incorporate Benin-Auchi-Okene; Warri-Sapele-Benin; Ilorin-Jebba Road; and Calabar-Itu Road.

“This is basically to state we are giving everyone the help we can to facilitate the issue of moving fuel during the period.”

On the security plans for the season, the IG said sufficient work force would be sent to reinforce security during and after the season.

“December is a bubbly period, a period when Nigerians in the diaspora will come their country with their families. It is normal that each Nigerian is given sufficient security for his life and property.

“We have expanded the work of security and devoted a few officials to ensure that items are moved unreservedly with no endeavor to redirect items from where that should go.”

Different partners present at the gathering were the National Association of Road Transport Owners and the Petroleum Tanker Drivers part of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers.

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