Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has apologised to Nigerians, saying fuel queues should disappear by Monday April 7.
Appearing before the Senate on Tuesday, Kachikwu who had earlier said he was not a magician and that fuel queues would linger till May made a U-turn, now saying the long queues would disappear by Monday, April 7, 2016.
His comment had caused concern among Nigerians including from members of the ruling party, APC.
APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, berated him saying he should have apologised to Nigerians.
Kachikwu, who doubles as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), was more upbeat when he appeared before the Senate committee on Petroleum (Downstream) over the fuel scarcity ravaging the country.
He said: “By 6th or 7th April, the long queues in filling stations would disappear.”
Kachikwu was invited by the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) to explain his strategy for navigating the nation out of the crippling fuel crisis.