Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Fuel scarcity will be over in days —Minister

By News Express on 02/12/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,504


The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, has assured Nigerians that the current fuel scarcity would be over in a matter of days.

The minister gave the hint on Wednesday in a statement signed by his spokesman, Segun Adeyemi, following the approval of a supplementary budget that made provision for the subsidy payment by the National Assembly (NASS).

He said: “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, and as you know, we cannot spend money without approval,” the Minister said in Abuja.

Mr Mohammed maintained that the 521 billion Naira that was approved by the NASS, as part of the passed supplementary budget of 574.4 billion Naira, would be enough to cover the fuel subsidy till the end of the year.

He said the kind of fuel scarcity that had triggered vehicular queues across the country would no longer occur.

“We can assure you that we will not be caught in this kind of situation again,” He reiterated.

The Information Minister announced a plan to set up an ad-hoc committee comprising representatives of the government, the military and the media to enhance the exchange of information, especially concerning the war against terrorism.

He said that the 2016 budget would soon be submitted to the NASS while expressing optimism that “it will address the yearnings of Nigerians.” (Channels TV)

•Photo shows fuel queue.

Source News Express

Posted 02/12/2015 7:24:49 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Brothers kill sibling over handset in Niger

FG approves 9 new private varsities

Police uncovers Labour Party’s plot to tender fake...

CBN boosts forex market with $254.3m

FG approves 850 pilgrim slots for Anambra

National Conference committees begin work Tuesday; 10 committees...

Clash between police and hoodlums leaves one dead...

SEC launches comprehensive investigation of Oando

It will be a day of dust haze,...

Nigeria, Cuba partner to produce vaccines against typhoid...

Expert releases time for today’s solar eclipse in...

Jonathan vows to deal ruthlessly with troublesome politicians...

 

Latest News DSS, Police foil attempt by Biafranists to take over Enugu Government House •Suspects arrested, whereabouts unknown Tinubu tried to cause trouble when he was denied Buhari’s Vice Presidency — Tambuwal Defection: Court approves suit seeking to declare Senator Stella Oduah’s seat vacant Boko Haram survivor bags degree in USA Abuja building collapse: Bodies of mother, child, other recovered from site Tinubu condoning inadequacies in APC because of his 2023 presidential ambition — Saraki Tragedy in Asaba as man kills two younger brothers Gully erosion cuts off major road linking Onitsha and environs Catholic Church spends $3bn to settle clergy sex abuse claims Police arrests man over alleged attempt to kill mother for money rituals FG earmarks N700m for reconstruction of institutions destroyed by herdsmen Buhari meets Service Chiefs over Zamfara, others, leaves for Daura

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (379,304 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (367,555 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (297,337 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (242,589 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (223,648 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,651 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (193,325 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (175,440 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (160,073 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,957 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (153,250 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,492 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,465) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (912) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (529) Features (642) Global Business Monitor (295) International (2,282) Interview (162) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (135) News (38,174) Opinion (1,064) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,112) Religion (831) Sports (1,654) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement