OrderPaperToday– The Senate today summoned Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr Ibe Kachikwu, to appear before its Committee on Petroleum Downstream on Tuesday, over lingering fuel scarcity in Nigeria.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream, Jibrin Barau told newsmen that the summons became necessary following the hardship on Nigerians.
He revealed facts about the summons shortly after an on-the-spot assessment of fuel stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Barau condemned the Ministry’s failed promises of bringing the sad situation under control.
“We have invited the Minister of State to appear before the Committee tomorrow to tell us about the fuel scarcity problem and the strategy he is employing to solve it.
“We will expect him to give a date when the problem will be resolved permanently; this is the course of action we have taken.
“We are not satisfied because this problem has gone unabated for too long; the situation is appalling and it is a major problem.
“We gave the ministry enough time and space to put its act together to solve this problem.”
Barau assured that the Senate would take a position on the matter after hearing from Ibe Kachikwu, who also doubles as the Group Managing Director, NNPC.