Fuel Scarcity: We are still looking for solutions - FG begs Nigerians for patience
Nigerians have been urged to be patient while the federal government seeks "long-term solutions" to the country's shortage of premium motor spirit (PMS).
In a statement issued by Horatius Egua, his senior assistant on media and communications, Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, made the request on Sunday.
The minister stated that the government is aware of the difficulties Nigerians are experiencing as a result of the scarcity.
According to Sylva, "In the last weeks, Nigerians have grappled with fuel scarcity, not because of the absence of supply of products but due to inspection failure, which allowed adulterated products into the country."
"Let me once again appeal to Nigerians to be patient with the government in finding lasting solutions to the crisis.“This is unprecedented and showed that we on the government side are not afraid to take responsibility.”
The Minister stated that this is not the time for blame games and that salvaging the situation is the most important thing right now.
"After the storm settles, there will be time enough to investigate and get to the bottom, so that this does not repeat itself.
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s charge to all parties and agencies concerned is to work together to ensure that normalcy returns quickly.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.