President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken on the fuel scarcity bedeviling the nation. This is the first time the president is speaking directly concerning the situation.
Expressing regrets over the situation, the president thanked Nigerians for their patience.
He said he had received assurances from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that the crisis would be resolved.
Buhari spoke in a statement issued on Sunday.
“The fuel scarcity being experienced nationwide is regrettable. I sympathise with all Nigerians on having to endure needless fuel queues,” the statement read.
“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.
“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.”