The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has assured the National Economic Council (NEC) consisting of state Governors that the fuel scarcity being witnessed in parts of the country will end within 48 hours.
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Obaseki quoted the minister as saying that there is enough fuel in the nation’s strategic reserves.
“We discussed the issue of fuel supply. As you know, there has been challenges of fuel supply in the country.
“The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources assured council that within the next 48hours, fuel supply will be restored nationwide because there is enough fuel in our strategic reserves.
“He said the ministry has released fuel from these reserves and it expects distribution will reach all parts of the country within the next 48 hours.”