House of Representatives summons Minister of State for Petroleum Resources over fuel crisis

The House of Representatives, has resolved to invite the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Heineken Lokpobiri; and his counterpart for the gas sector, Ekperikpe Ekpo; over the current fuel crisis in the country.

The decision which was reached on Tuesday was also extended to the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari.

It followed a motion of urgent national importance moved by a member of the House, Umar Ajilo, who expressed concerns over lingering queues at petrol stations nationwide.

The House expects the ministers and the NNPCL boss to explain the true reason for the scarcity and the measures being put in place to bring it to an end.

No date has been set for the engagement.

Fresh queues resurfaced in the country last week, lingering into the new week as stranded motorists buy petrol for as high as N1,000 per litre, while black marketers rake in as high as N1,500 per litre.