The Minister of State for Petroleum and Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Ibe Kachikwu has given another date for the lingering fuel scarcity in the country to end: May 16.
The new date emerged on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
Briefing State House Correspondents after the meeting, Kachikwu said the fuel scarcity in the country would end by May 16.
He had earlier in March given two weeks deadline for the fuel queues to end in the country. This was after his initial statement that the fuel scarcity would not end until May had sparked public outrage.
The fuel scarcity is still biting across the country with one litre of petrol whish should cost N86 per litre going as much as N250 per litre in some filling stations. The stations which sell at normal pump price have very long queues to deal with.
On Tuesday, the NNPC said it loaded 1,194 trucks across the country