Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who gave the assurance
during his visit to fuel depots in Lagos, Nigeria’s
economic hub, said the fuel scarcity facing the country is
a result of shortage of supply to depots across the
said any marketer who hoarded petroleum products for the
purpose of making extra profit would be dealt with by the
enforcement agency saddled with the responsibility of
regulating the sector.
“We hope that in the next couple of days, we would be able
to end the fuel queues,” Osinbajo told reporters.
The vice president had on Christmas Eve made an unexpected
stopover at some filling stations in Lekki and other parts
of Lagos Island to assess the fuel situation.
According to him, the government is doing everything
possible to quickly resolve the fuel shortage experienced
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Sunday sympathized with
Nigerians over their suffering occasioned by the scarcity
of petrol across the country.