Senate summons NNPC boss, Maikanti Baru over looming fuel scarcity

The Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, is to appear before the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), tomorrow, Thursday, over the rising scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as Petrol across the country.
Baru failed to appear before the committee on yesterday, leading to a reschedule of the meeting to explain the causes of the scarcity.
Chairman of the Senate committee, Senator Kabiru Marafa, while briefing journalists in Abuja, said plans had also been concluded to commence nationwide inspection of filling stations over the looming fuel crisis.
Marafa stated that the Senate would not allow some unpatriotic persons to cause Nigerians any hardships especially during the Yuletide. He stressed that though the lawmakers had adjourned plenary to conduct budget defence sessions for ministries, departments, and agencies, members of the committee would embark on the oversight visits.
According to him, members of the committee would be regrouped into sub-committees to make it possible for them to visit all the states.



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