The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, said on Tuesday in Abuja that he would not resign as he still had a lot of work to do.The minister said this as part of his closing remarks while briefing the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream) on the lingering scarcity of petroleum products across the country.
Urging all those planning to protest against him in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital to save their fuel,he said
According to him, he did not accept to be minister of petroleum in order to create scarcity.
The minister assured that he would work hard to find lasting solutions to the problems in the industry.
Mr. Kachikwu said he was pained as much as many Nigerians were that the country still suffered petroleum scarcity in spite of being one of the largest producers of crude oil in the world.