Fuel Crisis: Kachikwu Says Queues Will Disappear Next Week, April 6

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Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has tendered an apology to Nigerians over statements he made on the lingering fuel scarcity experienced across the country, stating that the long queues in the country’s petrol stations would disappear on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Kachikwu, who doubles as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), had earlier stated that the biting fuel scarcity would linger till May, a statement that earned backlashes from Nigerians.

The minister who disclosed the latest development when he appeared before the Senate committee on Petroleum (Downstream) over the fuel scarcity crisis, said: “By 6th or 7th April, the long queues in filing stations would disappear.”

He apologized to Nigerians over his statement that the biting fuel scarcity will linger till May.