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Senate has given the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation seven days to end lingering scarcity of petrol and clear queues in filling stations across the country.

The ultimatum followed a unanimous adoption of report of the Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) on the fuel crisis in the country, at plenary.

In the report presented by its Chairman, Senator Kabiru Marafa, the committee stressed the need for security agencies to ensure effective border patrol to check diversion of petroleum products to neighbouring countries.

It also recommended that the Department for Petroleum Resources should double efforts to enforce compliance with government’s regulated pump price of petroleum products.

Responding, Senate President Bukola Saraki, urged NNPC to ensure compliance with the resolution and endeavour to end the queues within seven days.


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