President Goodluck Jonathan
By Muhammad Bello
Against the backdrop of incessant artificial fuel scarcity being experienced in the country, Nigerians have been assured by the federal government that it is determined to guarantee uninterrupted supply of petroleum products during the yuletide season.
A Presidency source told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that, "the government is determined to ensure that there are no return of queues at the nation's petrol stations" in order to discredit the attempts being made by some unpatriotic elements to frustrate the efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan, in reforming the oil and gas sector"
The government is working round the clock to ensure that people have fuel during the Christmas and New Year period.
"President Jonathan has ordered the respective agencies to reconcile any problem in the distribution chain that may hinder the availability of the products during the festive season.
"He has also directed the ministry of finance and petroleum to ensure that all outstanding issues concerning the payment of subsidy claims are resolved," the source who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said.
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