Nigeria fuel scarcity.
According to Vanguard, the minister was fielding questions with the State House Correspondents after leading officials of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) to a meeting with president Mohammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja on Wednesday on when the queues at the gas stations would disappear. He said:
“One of the trainings I did not receive is that of a magician but I am working very hard to ensure some of these issues go away. And let’s be honest, for the five, six months we have been here, NNPC has moved from a 50 percent importer of products to basically a 100 percent importer. And the 445 barrels that were allocated was to cover between 50 and 55 percent importation.
“So, it is quite frankly sheer magic that we even have the amount of products at the stations. We are looking to see how to get foreign exchange imput. The president and I discussed extensively on how to get more crude directed at importation. His excellency will rather have less crude but have individuals in the society suffer less with inconveniences than have more crude and have them continue to suffer."
|Minister of Petroleum Ibe Kachikwu.|
Some Nigerians have voiced their frustration on social media with utterances such as this is not the change we were promised.But it's been less than a year.It will take longer to fix the mess that we are in.Nobody is happy about the current happenings in Nigeria..but if people think a new govt can change the damage done in 16 years in one year,they are sadly mistaken.Nigerias problem is not a quick fix.Just imagine a 19 storey building that has been slowly falling apart over 10 years..you see it from outside and don't realize all the damage inside the building..then you go into every flat and see all the damages..its a gradual process to fix it and get in back in the shape that its supposed to be in...PDP seriously damaged Nigeria.Now we have no oil money...its gonna be a big job for APC..Lets just hope they are up to it