At a time when Nigerians are experiencing serious hardship over the unavailability of fuel, the nation's number one citizen, President Muhammadu Buhari has come out to sympathise with his country men.

In a series of tweets, President Buhari expressed dismay over the "regrettable" situation and assured that the relevant agencies were working on curbing the problem.

There are long fuel queues all over the country at a time when people usually travel back to their villages for Christmas, leading transporters to significantly hike transport prices.

Meanwhile, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) have given assurances that massive distribution of products will commence in the coming days.

Till then, Nigerians keep watch at filling stations across the country.