The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, who is spending time with his constituency in Delta State, has given assurances that from 2016, the country’s oil sector will experience a turn around that will allow the refineries work effectively and then petroleum products will be available to Nigerians at affordable prices.
He said that as a technocrat he would give his best with the opportunity given to him to serve as the Minister of State for Petroleum.
On the current petroleum scarcity, the Minister attributed the situation to panic buying and hoarding, warning all those concerned to demonstrate patriotism.
Meanwhile, Dr Kachikwu has ordered what he called a special petrol supply intervention to ensure a hitch free Christmas and New Year celebration.
This order was given to the Pipeline Products Marketing Company (PPMC) for them to embark on special supply intervention measures to ensure country-wide availability of product ahead of the yuletide and beyond.
The NNPC says that daily fuel trucks which leaves depots to Abuja, Kaduna, Enugu, Kano, Ibadan and Jos has increased significantly.