President Muhammadu Buhari has finally broken his silence on the lingering fuel scarcity across the country.
The President in a statement Sunday described the scarcity as regrettable
“According to Buhari, “The fuel scarcity being experienced nationwide is regrettable. I sympathize with all Nigerians on having to endure needless fuel queues.
“I’m being regularly briefed, especially on the NNPC’s interventions to ensure that there is enough petrol available during this period & beyond.
“I have the NNPC’s assurance that the situation will improve significantly over the next few days, as new shipments and supplies are distributed across the country.
“I have also directed the regulators to step up their surveillance and bring an end to hoarding and price inflation by marketers,
“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.”
It could be recalled that NNPC had repeatedly given assurances but the scarcity and long queues have continued with the biting consequences.