This may be good news and some form of respite for Nigerians as Capital Oil and Gas has assured its customers and Nigerians as a whole in a message that the fuel scarcity situation which has been a tough menace is about to come an end.
The oil and gas firm called on everyone to remain ‘calm’ while promising that the queues will be eliminated in no distant time, saying the Nigerian National Petroleum Coporation (NNPC) has brought several cargoes of fuel into the country.
The message which was signed by the Capital Oil and Gas Managing Director/CEO himself, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah reads thus;
“This is to inform our valued customers and the general public that NNPC has brought enough fuel cargoes into the country.
“Consequently, Capital Oil has commenced massive 24hours loading in a bid to meet NNPC’s target of eliminating fuel queues nationwide within the next few days.
“We also wish to discourage Nigerians from panic buying and hoarding while calling on everyone to stop patronizing the activities of black marketers. Support NNPC!”
Similarly, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum in a town hall meeting held in Abuja with workers of the Petroleum Products Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) on Tuesday also assured that the fuel scarcity in the country will end from between Wednesday and Thursday in Abuja and Lagos, and then other patrs of the country such as Port Harcourt, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, and Warri will follow suit by the weekend.
“Hopefully by Wednesday through Thursday the fuel queues in Abuja should be over, the same thing will happen to Lagos and thereafter, by the weekend, we should see Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Port Harcourt and Warri get off this state.”
For him, the fuel queues have been a complete nightmare and a lot of work, saying he hurts more like every Nigerian at the filling station. Kachikwu says there isn’t sufficient reason why Nigerians should suffer this much, we just need to take the right policies as difficult as it comes, we need to take the right policies to ensure that we do not have this recurrence of fuel scarcity, it’s been with us historically, but he doesn’t want that to define his legacy in the petroleum industry.