The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that except Nigeria starts refining her crude oil locally, fuel shortage in the country will continue.
The Reps Speaker said so on Tuesday, as he received the executive members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) at the National Assembly.
He said at present the government is making serious efforts to tackle the current fuel scarcity, noting that whatever reliefs achieved would be temporal in the absence of functional refineries.
According to him, “unless we are able to refine crude locally, we will never be in a position as a nation to say bye to fuel scarcity and that is the truth. Anyone who thinks we can depend on importation and still solve this problem is deceiving himself.
“You see, when you import, you are depending on so many variables. These variables are not within your control and anything can happen along the line that may result in this. The solution is to refine crude locally and end this shame once and for all. The final solution will be to refine this crude, put it in the filing station and say bye to fuel scarcity.”
Source: Naija News