Senate To Grill Kachikwu, Baru, Others Today Over Fuel Scarcity
Perhaps Minister of Petroleum Resources (state) Dr. Ibe Kachikwu and Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru saw this coming.
But one would not have expected anything less after their actions or inactions caused Nigerians untold hardships during the festive periods.
Now, they will be doing some explaining to Nigeria’s lawmakers at the upper chamber of parliament on Thursday.
Kachikwu, Baru alongside representatives from Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR and other stakeholders in the petroleum sector will face the "tribunal" today and explain their role in the fuel crisis.
The lawmakers who comprise of members of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) will hold the investigative hearing, at the Senate wing of the National Assembly Complex this afternoon.
The proceeding is expected to be aired live by the Nigerian Television Authority.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, had last Thursday directed the committee to cut short its recess and immediately convene a meeting with stakeholders in the petroleum sector over the current scarcity of petrol.
The Chairman of the committee, Senator Kabiru Marafa, had on Friday raised questions on the alleged payment of 26-naira per litre to subsidise the pump price of petrol, which the NNPC put its landing cost at 171-naira but sells at 145-naira.
Kachikwu and co will also be providing explanation on that.
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