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Petrol scarcity: Reps to meet NNPC, others Thursday

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The House of Representatives has urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, as the sole importer of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, to urgently ease off the queues at the filling stations across Nigeria.

The House also urged the relevant security agencies to “fish out those oil marketers and other economic saboteurs that may be responsible for the fuel scarcity across the country.”

While mandating the relevant committees to investigate the matter within 48 hours and report back, the House resolved to “invite the relevant regulatory authority to appear before the leadership of the House of Representatives tomorrow, Thursday, 26/01/2023, by 2pm.”

These resolutions followed the unanimous adoption of a motion of urgent public importance moved by a member, Leke Abejide, at the plenary on Wednesday.

Moving the motion titled, ‘Need for the NNPC Limited and Other Regulators in the Petroleum Industry to End the Fuel Scarcity Across the Country,’ Abejide noted that NNPC Limited is the only importer of petrol in the country.

According to him, the National Assembly has approved the money for the subsidy on the petroleum product to mitigate unforeseen circumstances especially shortages of the product.

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