The group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the lingering fuel scarcity across the country will ease off next week.
Kyari made this known on Tuesday evening,
The NNPC boss said that he could not assure Nigerians that the queues at fuel stations would disappear soon, however, he promised that there would be significant improvement regarding fuel availability within the next seven days.
Nigerians have been contending with the scarcity of fuel, new naira notes, and erratic power supply for weeks.
Vehicle owners, especially in Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja, have had a tough time getting petrol from filling stations.
The shortage of supply has led to long, grueling snake-like queues at the few open filling stations as motorists and business owners jostle to buy fuel while others resort to black market.
The situation has also worsened traffic on major roads as vehicle owners block at least one lane to join queues to filling stations.