A Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives on Petroleum Resources yesterday mandated the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC ) to end the lingering fuel scarcity and queues at filling stations within seven days.
The committee also asked the Nigeria Customs Service and other security agencies especially those at the borders to halt the alleged diversion of fuel tankers from Nigeria to neighbouring countries.
Chairman Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Senator Kabiru Marafa gave the ultimatum after a closed door meeting of members of the committee.
The committee meeting was preceded by another meeting with the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Engr. Maikanti Baru and other top officials of the oil corporation.