Nigeria: Senate Summons Petroleum Minister Over Petrol Scarcity – The Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, over the scarcity of petrol in the country.
Kachikwu who is also the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is expected to appear before the committee on Petroleum (Downstream) today.
The chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Jibrin Barau (APC, Kano North) disclosed the invitation after inspecting petrol stations in Abuja yesterday.
He said they cut short their Easter break following the outcry over scarcity of the commodity across the country
Expressing concern over the lingering scarcity, Barau who led members of his committee, said the senate would take a decision on the matter after Kachikwu’s appearance.