Fuel Scarcity Ends Soon, Information Minister Assures

Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has assured Nigerians that the long queues witnessed in petrol stations across the country will cease in a matter of days, following the passage of the supplementary budget by the National Assembly.

The minister said N521 billion out of the N574.4 billion approved will go to payment of fuel subsidy till the end of the year, adding that the country will no longer witness the kind of fuel scarcity seen in the last few weeks.



    Mohammed made this known when he visited Daily Trust newspaper,

    ‘We can confidently announce here today that the scarcity will end in a few days. Subsidy payment till the end of the year has been approved by the National Assembly. As you know we can’t spend money without approval,” the minister said.

    While thanking the management of the newspaper for the role it played in the last election, the minister hinted that the 2016 budget will soon reach the National Assembly.

    “It will address the yearnings of Nigerians,” he added.


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