Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation (NNPC) have been ordered by the Senate to put an end to petroleum products’ scarcity in the country within two
weeks, this also goes to all the agencies under the Ministry of Petroleum
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator
Lilian Ekwunife, gave the order at a meeting with officials of the
Ministry of Petroleum Resources and its parastatals in Abuja.
Senator Ekwunife insisted that Nigerians are not interested in
efforts being made by the NNPC, Pipeline Products Marketing Company
(PPMC) and other agencies to ease the biting fuel scarcity in parts of
The upper chamber also said notable sharp practices including
discrepancies in prices of petroleum products, especially Premium Motor
Spirit (PMS) and hoarding of products should be stopped forthwith.
The Senate had on Tuesday asked its committee on Petroleum
(Downstream) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the perennial
fuel scarcity in the country.