Buhari breaks silence on fuel scarcity, thanks Nigerians for their Patience

Ebun Francis || President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday broke his silence over the punishing fuel scarcity across the country by speaking directly to Nigerians over the issue.

The President in a statement expressed regrets over the situation and thanked Nigerians for their patience.

President Buhari assured Nigerians that he had received assurances from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that the crisis would be resolved.

The statement read, “The fuel scarcity being experienced nationwide is regrettable. I sympathise with all Nigerians on having to endure needless fuel queues.”

“I am being regularly briefed, especially on the NNPC’s interventions to ensure that there is enough petrol available during this period and beyond

“I have the NNPC’s assurance that the situation will improve significantly over the next few days, as new shipments and supplies are distributed across the country.

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“Let me also assure that the relevant agencies will continue to provide updates on the situation. I thank you all for your patience and understanding.”

The President came under severe criticisms from Nigerians, especially in the social media over his silence as Nigerians preparing for the Christmas festivities spent sleepless nights in filling stations looking for fuel.