Buhari Apologizes to Nigerians Due to Petrol Shortages and Power Outages

By: Naijamedialog / March 17th, 2022 / 123 views
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President Muhammadu Buhari has apologized to Nigerians for the country’s petrol shortages and power outages.

Following the entry of off-spec gasoline into the country in February, there has been a petrol scarcity in the country.

The scarcity, which is already lessening in some regions of the country, resulted in a rise in the price of gasoline as well as long lines at gas stations.

Meanwhile, power disruptions have been reported across the country, with the national grid reportedly collapsing twice in the last 72 hours.

Buhari said the federal government is taking steps to address the situation, according to a statement released by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu on Wednesday.

The president expressed his condolences for the inconvenience that the petrol shortfall has caused Nigerians.

He further stated that individuals responsible for the worsening of the situation at the depots would face consequences.

“The blackouts witnessed in the national grid are also being handled,” Buhari stated of epileptic power supplies.

“Technical and supply challenges at thermal stations have coincided with a drop in hydroelectric power due to seasonal pressures,” he noted.

“In this regard, the administration is also working relentlessly to rectify issues at the latter in order to ensure adequate power flows into the national grid.”



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