Following backlashes which trailed his comments that the biting fuel scarcity across parts of the country would linger till May, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, in a dramatic u-turn on Tuesday, said that the long queues in the country’s petrol stations would disappear on Monday, April 7, 2016.
Kachikwu who is also the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) disclosed this when he appeared before the Senate committee on Petroleum (Downstream) over the fuel scarcity ravaging the country.
The Minister said:
“By 6th or 7th April, the long queues in filing stations would disappear.”
He apologized to Nigerians over his statement that the biting fuel scarcity will linger till May.