The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that its agencies are working ceaselessly to ensure that fuel is available for sale.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva in a signed statement issued by his special adviser on media and communications, Horatius Egua, disclosed this on Sunday, adding that the government is aware of the hardship faced by Nigerians as a result of the scarcity.
“In the last weeks, Nigerians have grappled with fuel scarcity, not because of the absence of supply of products but due to inspection failure, which allowed adulterated products into the country.”
“This is regrettable, and the federal government sympathizes with the citizenry over the unforeseen hardship, occasioned by the inevitable scarcity.
“This is unprecedented and shows that we on the government side are not afraid to take responsibility.”
“After the storm settles, there will be time enough to investigate and get to the bottom, so that this does not repeat itself.
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s charge to all parties and agencies concerned is to work together to ensure that normalcy returns quickly.
“The Nigerian people deserve the best and the government is determined to set the country on the right path of petroleum products availability and sustainability,” he said.
The minister urged Nigerians to exercise patience in finding lasting solutions to the crisis as the fuel crisis is not a time to trade blames or query anyone but a time to come together to salvage the plight of the average Nigerian.