The leader of the Senate delegation to NNPC’s Kano Depot, and vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream Sector, Malam Barau Jibrin said the Senate was concerned over the shortage of petroleum products across the country.
“Our team was on the spot assessment tour of the petroleum products depot in Kano to inspect the actualisation of the on-going reforms embarked upon by NNPC towards ending fuel scarcity in the country “, Jibrin said.
Jibrin who was speaking at the depot of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Kano State, shortly after he inspected some facilities at the depot, decried the persistent fuel shortage, saying the report to be gathered after the assessment tour would be a guide to finding the lasting solution to the fuel scarcity.
According to him the 8th Senate would not support the removal of fuel subsidy.
He suggested for a kind of palliative measures that will uplift the living standard of the common man before thinking of fuel subsidy removal.
Senator Jibrin who is representing Kano north senatorial district said the government of President Buhari would not support the removal of subsidy because it is the government of the people.
Added that NNPC has assured the senate that it has enough petroleum products that will be enough for the festive season demand.
Jibrin attributed the problem of pipeline vandalism among other problems causing the scarcity.
He particularly made reference to the case of Kaduna refinery which is functioning but doesn’t have crude oil to refine due to activities of vandals.