Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva has apologized to Nigerians over the scarcity of fuel that had lingered in the country for days now.
In a statement today, February 20 by his spokesman, Horatius Egwa, the Minister described the situation as “regrettable.”
He said that this time, the scarcity is not because of the absence of supply of products “but due to inspection failure, which allowed adulterated products into the country.”
He also expressed appreciation with the NNPC for showing so much concern to the plight of Nigerians by coming forward with an apology.
“This is unprecedented and shows that we on the government side are not afraid to take responsibility.”
The Minister stressed that the Federal Government is in sympathy with the citizenry over the hardship, occasioned by the scarcity.
“Let me once again appeal to Nigerians to be patient with government in finding lasting solutions to the crisis.