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Fuel queues disappearing, electricity supply improving following Buhari’s summon of Ministers, others

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It would seem that the summons by President Muhammadu Buhari of top-level officials in charge of power and petroleum have begun to yield fruit.

Disturbed by the epileptic electricity supply and persistent fuel queues across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari, in the week under review, summoned Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, to a meeting at the Presidential Villa last Monday.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, also updated the president on the fuel situation in the country during the week.

The meetings between the president, ministers and other stakeholders have since started yielding fruitful results as fuel queues have begun to ease in some parts of the country, while the nation has been witnessing a gradual return to normalcy in the power sector.


The president had earlier expressed his concern over frequent power outages, apologising to Nigerians and assuring of the prompt solution to the challenges.

Also on March 21, Buhari met with Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo as well as his Chief Economic Adviser, Prof. Doyin Salami.

The president, at the end of the closed-door meeting with the Imo governor, approved the deployment of additional security personnel to unravel the perpetrators of violence in Imo and ensure peace in the state.

Uzodimma, who confirmed this development to State House correspondents while briefing them on the outcome of his summon to Presidential Villa, Abuja, by the president on Monday, said Buhari had agreed to his request for more security personnel to address the security challenges facing the state.

The governor was summoned following the latest attacks in Imo targeting the home of Prof. George Obiozor, and some police assets. (NAN)

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