President Muhammadu Buhari will hold talks with the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to address the lingering fuel scarcity.

The meeting will hold on Saturday night, two days to Christmas.

There is no petrol in over 70% of the fuel stations in different states of the federation, and the situation is a source of worry for the president.

Many Nigerians have had to pay from their nose to travel to their states to see loved ones this Christmas. Cost of transportation within cities have also doubled.

Vehicle owners on Saturday bought petrol at 200 Naira, which is 55 Naira higher than the official price of 145 Naira per litre.

A tweet on the Presidency's Twitter handle says President Buhari is concerned about the situation.

It added that efforts were on to address the crisis.

No one can boldly identify the reason behind the fuel scarcity, but the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria says it knows something about the reason for the scarcity.

Vessels laden with petrol have continued to come into Apapa port in Lagos, but there have been no distribution.

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Here is a tweet announcing the meeting.