THE Federal Executive Council, FEC, has ordered the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to ensure that the current fuel scarcity in parts of the country do not last beyond weekend.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting in Abuja.
Disclosing that the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, could not attend the post- FEC briefing because of an urgent appointment, he stated that his Petroleum Resources counterpart assured the FEC that there was no cause for alarm.
Long queues have in the last few days resurfaced at petrol stations in Abuja and Lagos, leaving most motorists stranded.
Mohammed explained that Kachikwu told FEC that there is enough fuel in the country to last till January 2018, and that there was no plan by the government to increase the pump price of premium motor spirit, PMS, otherwise known as petrol.
During the day’s FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the establishment of six new private universities in the country was approved. This was disclosed to State House correspondents by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.