25 December 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos – President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of an end to the current fuel crisis across the country, saying that the scarcity will cease to exist in a few days.
Buhari gave the guarantee in a series of tweets via his Twitter handle on Sunday while sympathising with Nigerians over the shortage.
According to him, the biting situation is regretted, adding that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, is on top of their game to distribute the product across the country.
“The fuel scarcity being experienced nationwide is regrettable. I sympathise 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.
Buhari’s apology and assurance comes three weeks into the fuel shortage across the country.
According to him, directive has been given to the NNPC to find lasting solution to the scarcity which has seen priceshit N200 per litre at filling stations in some parts of the country, and N400 at black market..
Millions of Nigerians have also converted filling stations into their second homes in search of fuel for their cars, generators and other electrical gadgets.