Senate summons Kachikwu, Baru, over fuel crisis

Fuel scarcity may linger till end of March

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has directed the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to cut short its recess and immediately convene a meeting with industry stakeholders over the lingering fuel crisis.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Senator Kabiru Marafa, who made this known in Abuja on Thursday, said following the directive, the Committee has summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru and other relevant stakeholders in the petroleum sector to a crucial meeting on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Marafa said the meeting will be held in the Senate Hearing Room 221 and its proceedings aired live on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), is meant to address the lingering fuel scarcity bedevilling the nation in the last few weeks with a view to putting a complete stop to the unsavoury development.