The house of representatives has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited to end the current petrol scarcity crisis within the next seven days.
The legislators passed the resolution during a plenary session on Tuesday following the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance, sponsored by Saidu Abdullahi from Niger state.
The lawmaker described the petrol scarcity as artificial, saying the situation has caused “untold hardships” on Nigerians, affecting economic activities and making the already trying times in the country more difficult.
He said the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) is making advanced excuses to justify the fuel scarcity.
The motion comes after the Department of State Services (DSS) issued a 24 hour ultimatum to the national oil company and marketers to resolve the ongoing petrol distribution crisis, last Thursday.
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