The Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream says plans have been concluded for it to conduct nationwide inspection of filling stations over recent fears of fuel scarcity in the country.Chairman of the committee, Sen. Kabiru Marafa, stated this in a news briefing shortly after an investigative hearing on the matter on Tuesday in Abuja.
Marafa said the senate would not watch some unpatriotic persons put Nigerians through any form of hardship, particularly during the yuletide.
He noted that though the senate had adjourned to commence budget defence, members of the committee would take time out to embark on the oversight.
“First things first; the welfare of Nigerians especially in this season is that a lot of them will be travelling to reunite with their love ones is paramount.
“We will take time out to embark on a serious oversight. We will break into sub-committees to be able to cover the entire country.
“We have already mandated the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to furnish us with the daily distribution,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, the committee has summoned the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru, to appear before it on Thursday, having failed to appear on Tuesday.