FG Apologizes To Nigerians Over Fuel Scarcity

Channels Television  
Updated April 10, 2016

Fuel ScarcityThe Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed on Sunday empathized with Nigerians on the pains they have gone through over the last one month owing to fuel scarcity across the states.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, he said that federal authorities were doing everything within their powers to normalize the situation.

“I have said it on many fora that the government is keenly aware of the hardship and difficulties Nigerians have gone through in the last couple of weeks and we do empathize with them.

“Not only do we empathize with them but we appreciate their perseverance and we have also been working round the clock to ensure that we are able to bring the situation back to normal,” he said.

He stated further that the efforts so far made by the federal government have paid off as the fuel situation was gradually being normalized with cargoes of refined product being discharged in major cities across the country.

In addition, the Warri refinery, according to the Minister of Information has since been working and has 19 million litres of the product, helping to put the quantity of product in the reserve to 430 million litres.

“As from tomorrow we are going to deploy 1,300 trucks of all over Nigeria to ensure that the fuel situation gets much better,” he said, expressing confidence that this quantity being distributed daily would put an end to the fuel scarcity.

“We empathize with Nigerians, we salute their courage and perseverance and I want to assure them that the change they voted for is real, that change will come and that all the challenges we are facing today are very temporary,”the Minister said.

He also said that the federal government plans to build modular refineries.