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#FuelScarcity: “We are trying to move as quickly as we can” – Osinbajo



Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Federal Government is attempting to move as quickly as it can to end fuel scarcity in the nation.

Osinbajo had on Sunday visited two filling stations in Lagos – Oando Filling Station in Lekki, and Hayden Petrol Station – in Victoria Island, where he spoke to people waiting on the queue.

His Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, released a statement Monday morning quoting the vice president on what he said:

It’s such a shame that Christmas has been, to some extent, with this sort of discomfort.

This is deeply regretted, and l know that, despite the resilience and strength of people in Lagos and the Nigerian people, we would see ourselves through this and will enjoy our Christmas and have a great new year.

We are trying to move as quickly as we can. Obviously, people have gone through a lot of pain and anguish in the past few days, and that is deeply regretted.

We are trying to do what we can to move as quickly as possible and there is certainly enough products to be able to solve the problem.

We will be able to solve the problem; the short period of scarcity is quite a bit of burden, but we know that so long as products are enough and the trucks coming out and feeding the stations, this will be over very soon.

I am going around with the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources here in Lagos to ensure that first, the trucks are being loaded from all the depots, and also looking at the filling stations to see that things are moving on very well.

The GMD of the NNPC is also working in Abuja to see that things are moving quickly and we are moving around the country. So we expect that it will be resolved very quickly.

  1. See photos from the visits below:

Photo Credit: @BashirAhmaad


  1. Maris

    December 25, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Iwo yi laro.
    Disaster government.

    • Wale Vintage

      December 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      You nailed it…TOTALLY USELESS GOVERNMENT. Major DISASTER! I hope Nigerians remember this in 2019. I know the VP must have tried his best internally, but when we have a president who is also the minister of petroleum-even his own ministry he CANNOT control. How do you expect him to be effective as a president to the entire country? Personally, I think this was orchestrated and intentional. These people are very insensitive to the plights of the people. On top of all these discomfort, that very annoying Femi adeshina that has his face in Buhari ass, insists on prioritizing some stupid PR movie of buhari. The president if he was not a dense fuck should have immediately stopped the release of the movie. Ni gbati oun fun ra re o sharp, ode. on top of all these o! the bitch called onotchie his social media fuck face, foul mouthed FFK wanna be, then comes out to insult Nigerians on top of all these hardship. WHAT THE HECK is going on at the VILLA. Has power and money wiped out all sensibilities. We hired an ex military man for God’s sake and he has no control of his government. Obasanjo would have told them when he foresaw that Christmas would be ruined for an already depressed country; OBJ would have rounded up all the oil resellers or whatever their name is and immediately make them accountable. Then they will all certainly lose their licenses after the holidays. Have you ever seen a mess like this during an Islamic holiday? No let us be serious-let us call this what it really is… because I know a president CAN NEVER be this incompetent to be a disaster;from maina fiasco to the worse Christmas for Christians in Nigeria, it cannot be nothing else but an intentional way for the scrooge at the villa to ruin Christmas. We will certainly remember this, we have the tapes of the long line, hike in food and transportation prices and we will remind Nigerians come Election Day. This has been the most shameful display of leadership in Nigeria’s history. Buhari must GO!

    • Sweetzie

      December 25, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      @ wale vintage. Gbam!???

  2. Yvonne

    December 25, 2017 at 11:05 am

    THIS is so stupid. What does IT matter if Osinbajo sells fuel to a few cars?
    I was just thinking about all the bulls— that has conditioned us to this way of reasoning.
    If this level of eye service, corruption, nonchalance is what the leaders of tomorrow experience from days to months to years there is no hope or future for us as a country.
    Other citizens of other countries peaceful enjoying the beauty of the Christmas holiday/ season and Nigerians are queuing like ants for fuel. When they should have had uninterrupted power supply and good roads and easy access to fuel!!!

  3. Nky

    December 25, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Talking Government……… tufiakwa

  4. tunmi

    December 25, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Why won’t people do the right thing?
    People are complaining about fuel.prices but the marketers…are they complaining about being high price and low supply?

    Now he’s a babysitter.

  5. Sheri

    December 25, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    “Heyden”. And it’s in VGC. Do ya werk!

  6. JJ

    December 26, 2017 at 12:07 am

    i just find it weird that throughout this year,its this christmas period that fuel’s scarce

  7. Jade

    December 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Anybody who will still open their mouth to defend this incompetent wicked buhari’s regime. The arrow of God will strike that person down.
    All the Islamic holidays has been going smoothly, it’s Christmas time that there’s scarcity of oil. Is it a way to disgrace Christ? Why is everyone kissing buhari’s raggedy yansh?
    God will destroy this government. God will destroy all the evil, wicked people in Nigeria. Put them to shame.

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