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President Buhari sympathizes with Nigerians over Lingering #FuelScarcity



President Buhari sympathizes with Nigerians over Fuel Scarcity - BellaNaija

President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with Nigerians over their suffering occasioned by the fuel scarcity across the nation, and reassured that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is on top of the situation.

The President, who was reacting to the long queues of motorists at various filling stations across the country, in a statement personally signed by him and posted on his twitter handle, said the scarcity was regrettable.

He stated that he was being briefed regularly on the matter by the NNPC and assured that the situation would improve positively in the next few days.

President Buhari disclosed that he had already directed the regulators to step up their surveillance and bring an end to hoarding of the products and price inflation by marketers. He wrote:

The fuel scarcity being experienced nationwide is regrettable. I sympathize 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 and beyond.

I have the NNPC’s assurance that the situation will improve significantly over the next few days, as new shipments and supplies are distributed across the country.

I have also directed the regulators to step up their surveillance and bring an end to hoarding and price inflation by marketers,

Let me also assure that the relevant agencies will continue to provide updates on the situation. I thank you all for your patience and understanding.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Maryjane Blogazine

    December 24, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Sympathize ke? Lmbo! Baba do something… ASAP. Your people are dying. I’m sympathizing with Nigerians from afar I can feel their pain.

    • Fizzy

      December 25, 2017 at 2:01 am

      Buhari, sympathy kee you. Useless Petroleum Minister. What did we do Lord for you to foist this deadbeat on Nigeria?

    • tunmi

      December 25, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      On this one I don’t sympathize with Nigerians. We are the ones doing this to ourselves. Why are the marketers inflating the price?

  2. Mohammad

    December 25, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Na sympathy we wan chop?

  3. Six

    December 25, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Everytime a message from you is sent out, it reassures me of your terrible leadership qualities, your lack of responsibility and total disregard for the current union as it is that makes up Nigeria. Either you are sending messages to only “supporters of your government” or “ignoring thousands protesting SARS” or being rude and disrespectful to Nigerians by approving that a documentary is sent out about “your funny side” (which is a total fail BTW). I am most appalled by the words used in this recent communique; you should be Apologizing to us for your inefficiency not sympathizing as it is used in this message. You don’t know our pain, you never have, sadly a few good men convinced a large majority that you are something new (bullocks). It is Christmas and I’ll rather spend time pretending all is OK, (which is flipping hard BTW), but we’ll be fine without you, however difficult, and most importantly you’ve shown us everything a good Leader isn’t and shouldn’t be. To my fellow young folks, don’t encourage the mediocrity that’s being dished out, we all deserve better. This too shall pass. Merry Christmas!

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