Fuel Crisis: Senate Suspends Recess, Summons Kachikwu, NNPC’s GMD and Others

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has directed the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to cut short its recess and immediately find a solution to the lingering fuel crisis.

In order to halt the untold hardship presently affecting Nigerians due to the ongoing fuel crisis, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, directed the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to cut short its recess and immediately convene a meeting with industry stakeholders.

According to the report by Punch, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Senator Kabiru Marafa, revealed this today in Abuja.

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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, Mr. Maikanti Baru and other relevant stakeholders in the petroleum sector to a crucial meeting on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

He further added that the meeting, which will be held in the Senate Hearing Room 221 and its proceedings aired live on the Nigerian Television Authority, 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.

The Senate, which is presently on Christmas and New Year break is billed to resume Committee work for budget defence on January 9, and commence plenary on January 16.

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