The Senate on Monday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr 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 summons 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. “We have invited the minister of state to appear before the committee on Tuesday 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.