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INEC raises concern over fuel scarcity

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday says the current fuel scarcity in the country might affect logistics arrangement during the forthcoming general elections.

He made this known on Tuesday in Abuja at a consultative meeting with the transport unions such as the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), and the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), amongst others.

“The commission shares your concern about the fuel situation in the country and its impact on transportation on election day,” Yakubu told leaders of the unions.

The truth is that our arrangement may be negatively affected by the non-availability of products.

For this reason, the commission will this afternoon meet the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited to look into ways to ameliorate this situation.”

The INEC Chairman also urged the transporters to be neutral and non-partisan as they commute INEC officials to-and-from polling units.

He added that inter-state trips won’t be allowed, saying all INEC and adhoc staff must not be moved beyond their local government areas.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; editing by Julian Osamoto