Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised to the country’s citizens for the country’s electricity and petrol shortages.
As his media adviser Garba Shehu said on March 16th, President Obama claimed the federal government is working 24 hours a day to address the problem.
On the issue of gasoline shortages, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said:
“The administration knows the fuel shortage has placed a strain on Nigerian citizens and businesses, but relief is on the way. I especially apologise to all sections of society for this. “The government is working round the clock to attend to this issue. An action plan agreed upon earlier this month is being implemented to address the scarcity. “Working together with the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) and the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), this plan is now bearing fruit. Sufficient fuel supply has returned to a handful of states, with the queues at stations falling. In the coming days, we expect this to be the case across the rest of the country. “Looking to the longer term, funds are being targeted toward keeping fuel availability affordable for the country. The international energy markets have surged drastically in recent months, the government will however ensure that consumers are protected against these price spikes.”
Another issue causing blackouts is the national grid’s problems, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed. The statement went on to say;
“A dip in hydroelectric generation due to seasonal pressures has coincided with technical and supply problems at thermal stations. “On this, the government is also working tirelessly to resolve the issues at the latter to guarantee sufficient power flows into the national grid.”