By Oluwakemi Ukanah…/
In continuation of his on-the-stop assessment of the fuel situation in parts of Lagos, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, today paid a visit to fuel depots in Apapa area of Lagos State, and assured Nigerians that the Buhari’s administration was working round the clock to end the fuel crisis as soon as possible.
During his visit to Oando and Total depots in Apapa, Lagos, Prof. Osinbajo, reassured Nigerians that the Buhari’s administration was working round the clock to end the fuel crisis.
The Vice President further said that one of the most important objectives of the Buhari administration is to ensure that the average Nigerian citizen is not again put through the pain of an increase in fuel price.
The Vice President, alongside the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, also held a closed-door meeting with oil marketers in Lagos in a bid to resolve the issues involved with supply of fuel nationwide and clear up the queues at filling stations.
“We have been here holding a meeting with major oil marketers and as you see everyone is at work trying to ensure that the petrol queues are cleared. We are trying to look at some of the issues and what needs to be done to ensure that things move very quickly,” the Vice President said.
He added “just yesterday, Mr President tried to see how exactly he could really work on the problems that we are experiencing and how to very quickly clear up the queues and ensure that everyone is able to have a happy holiday; that’s exactly why we are here today.
“The GMD of the NNPC is up in Abuja and I’m here with the Honourable Minister (of State for Petroleum Resources), trying to take a look at what the problems of the marketers may be and also what other issues there may be getting the products to petrol stations across the country.”
“We had a very good meeting and we hope that in the next couple of days we will be able to resolve the petrol queues and l hope this rather sad episode come to an end as quickly as possible.”
It would be recalled that the Vice President made an unscheduled stopover at two filling stations in Lagos on Christmas Eve. During the stopover, he assured Nigerians of the Buhari administration’s resolve to end the fuel crisis as soon as possible.