Don’t Waste Your Fuel Coming To Protest…I Won’t Resign – Kachikwu
Minister of state for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of NNPC, Ibe Kachikwu, as part of his closing remarks while briefing the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream) on the lingering scarcity of petroleum products across the country says all those planning to storm Abuja to stage a protest calling for his resignation should save their fuel as he will not be resigning. He said he still has a lot of work to do.
“All those planning to come to Abuja for a protest should save their fuel, I am not going to resign, I have a lot of work to do,”
According to him, he did not accept to be minister of petroleum in order to create scarcity.
The minister assured that he would work hard to find lasting solutions to the problems in the industry.
Mr. Kachikwu said he was pained as much as many Nigerians were that the country still suffered petroleum scarcity in spite of being one of the largest producers of crude oil in the world. He said that the long queues in the country’s petrol stations would disappear on Monday, April 7, 2016.
The Minister said: “By 6th or 7th April, the long queues in filling stations would disappear.” He apologised to Nigerians over his statement that the biting fuel scarcity will linger till May.