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Fuel Scarcity: Senate Summons Kachikwu



Ibe-KachikwuThe Senate on Monday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, to appear before its Committee on Petroleum Downstream on Tuesday, over lingering fuel scarcity in the country.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream, Sen. Jibrin Barau, told newsmen shortly after an on-the-spot assessment of filling stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that the summon became necessary following the hardship on Nigerians.

He decried that in spite of assurances from the ministry that the situation would be brought under control, it had lingered. He said:

“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 the minister of state, who is also the Group Managing Director.

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  1. Netizen

    March 28, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Why have they not summoned the petroleum minister himself? Yeye dey smell.

  2. nene+

    March 28, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    When a servant can not challenge his master face to face, he maims his favourite goat!

    Senate’s hmmmm na today? When will you grow teeth!

    Ibe Kachikwu is minister for Petroleum (state). Poor Ibe Kachikwu taking orders from a herbalist who says he is a professor in medical school. SMH
    All Buhari ministers are lacklustre, matte and witless! Only Ibe who speaks is being bullied! Ibe biko chefuo ndi ala! Awon Dino Melaiye!

  3. flip23

    March 28, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Bloated Idiots, summon the minister of Petroleum himself, and not this man in that ridiculous ceremonial post. Maybe then we will finally get to hear from the person Nigeria elected as president on where he plans on taking this country to.

    The only thing left for us to do now is to start refining petroleum in our homes here in Nigeria. We already provide our own electricity, water, security, refuse disposal, catching of pipeline vandals… etc. mtchewwwww.

    What annoys me the most about this government is their nonchalant attitude to the suffering of the average Nigerian. At least Goodluck in his clueless ways tried to from that he cared. This Buhari man is still stuck in his dictatorship ways, the only people he cares to please are those he feels he needs their support, ie the international community.

  4. zibaintl

    March 29, 2016 at 4:10 am

    as far as petroleum is concerned papa bubu is d minister not Ibe..make una allow d man drink water bfor he begin old pass by pa bubu….shame on senate for approving d appointment of buhari as minister for petroleum wen u knew DAT u can’t summon him even in d midst of dis serious fuel crisises…I hardly c or hear Oda ministers of state talking since there appointments..

  5. Taipan

    March 29, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Bus get accident na conductor them dey blame….. Buhari is the petroleum minister they should summon him instead..

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