Buhari speaks on fuel scarcity, begs Nigerians to exercise more patience


President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday sympathised with Nigerians on the lingering fuel scarcity being experience all around the country for close to three weeks now. 

The President expressed his sympathy via his personal Twitter handle @MBuhari on Sunday. He noted that all hands were on deck to ensure the queues disappear soon from the filling stations.

The president’s reaction is coming after Nigerians expressed disappointments at his silence over the fuel scarcity that has gradually spread all around the country.

His Tweet reads:

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,” the president said on Twitter.

The President also stated in his tweet that he has directed the NNPC to do something about the crisis, which has left Nigerians stranded and sent prices of commodities through the roof.

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,” he said.