FEC orders Kachikwu to end fuel scarcity



Fuel scarcity may linger till end of March

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday ordered the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to ensure the current fuel scarcity in some parts of the country do not last beyond weekend.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known to State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting in Abuja.

According to Mohammed, Kachikwu could not attend the post- FEC briefing because of an urgent appointment as part of efforts aimed at resolving the crisis.

He said Kachikwu gave FEC assurance that there was no cause for alarm because there is enough fuel in the country to last till January 2018.

Mohammed said there is no intention by the government to increase the pump price of fuel.