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Fuel scarcity: FG begins subsidy payments today

By The Citizen
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The federal government hinted on Wednesday that it will commence payment some of its liabilities, including subsidy to oil marketers in order to clear queues from fuel stations across the country.

Minister of Information, Mrs. Patricia Akwashiki who disclosed this after he Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting noted that the outgoing government led by President Goodluck Jonathan has the capacity of handling fuel problem and must not wait for the incoming Muhammadu Buhari government to fix it.

She said, 'I want to assure that we have enough fuel to supply and the problem is not that we do not have fuel on ground, we have a problem with the tanker drivers and it borders on non-payment.

'But from tomorrow, the coordinating minister of the economy is going to start paying of some of the liabilities we have in that sector and it will ease off. But we do have enough fuel on ground to last us for 27 days that I can assure you even if we are consuming four million liters per day.

'But the problem we have is logistics and the problems with the unions and non-payment. So you don't have to wait for Buhari Administration to fix it, we can fix it and we have been fixing it.'