- President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted and is set to head a 14-man steering committee that will tackle the persistent menace of fuel scarcity in the country
- The committee will ensure that petroleum products are appropriately supplied and marketers comply with the appropriate price
- Buhari's move is in response to the outrage expressed by Nigerians over the scarcity and price hike of petrol per litre
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FCT, Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has taken a major step to put an end to the continuing fuel scarcity in the country as the presidential election is just 30 days away.
In order to curb the menace of fuel scarcity in the country, President Buhari has approved a 14-man steering committee that will see to the fluid supply of petroleum products and ensure compliance with official prices, Daily Trust reported.
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Nigerians have recently expressed outrage over the continuous scarcity of fuel amidst hikes in the price of the product that has become unregulated.
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The development is coming at a time when Nigerians are getting ready to change the destiny of the country in a presidential election scheduled for February 25.
Some stakeholders have commended the president's move and others have added that the president and his team are running out of time.
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Buhari will chair the steering committee while the alternate chairman of the committee is the minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva.
Recall that the president has been the minister of resources since he unveiled his cabinet in 2015.
Others included in the committee are the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources; the director general of the Department of State Services (DSS); the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC); the minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning; national economic adviser to the president; the commandant-general, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC); and the comptroller-general, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
Adeleke meets Buhari, says the president is healthy and smiling
Legit.ng earlier reported that the governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state has visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock.
The PDP governor defeated former Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the APC in the July 2022 governorship election in Osun and he now commended President Buhari for signing the electoral act.
Adeleke disclosed that Buhari's action paved way for his emergence as the electoral act gave room for a free and fair election in the state.