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Kachikwu Begs Nigerians, Says Fuel Scarcity To End April 7

Posted: Mar 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Dr Ibe Kachikwu, Minister Of State for Petroleum, has apologised to Nigerians over the ongoing scarcity of petrol nationwide, with the assurance that there would be normalcy in supply by April 7, 2016.

Kachikwu, in response to summons by the Senate on Monday, went before the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources ( Downstream ) on Tuesday  clear the air on a number of issues surrounding the fuel crisis.

“I have given 24/7 attention to the problem in this industry, which were unbelievable. I have continued to work with one sole purpose in mind, which is that every problem will have a solution.

“I do apologise if a comment I made jocularly with my friends in the press about being a magician offends some Nigerians, it wasn’t meant to be. I did go ahead to explain what needed to be done. I didn’t intend to create this kind of hyperbole that it did.

“Let me admit that I am not a typically experienced politician. I am a technocrat.  Some of the phraseologies that I may use while being acceptable in the arena in which I play, obviously will not be acceptable in the public political arena.

“If anybody’s sensitivities were offended by that,  I totally apologise, I am a very humble person even imagining the thought that I dictate to Nigerians. I am not somebody like that.”

The minister was summoned to the Senate on Monday, shortly after Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress national leader, criticised him for his comments, calling it “out of line.”