Fuel scarcity – DPR begins daily monitoring of stations in Abuja
08 February 2018 | 3:40 pm
Fuel scarcity - DPR begins daily monitoring of stations in Abuja.
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Officials said the move would make it easier for companies to share information and prioritise parts of the country most at need. It follows days of long queues at the pumps, after fears of disruption to the fuel supply sparked panic buying. But a minister said there were no plans to bring in the Army to drive tankers. The government has been considering using the Army, but Environment Secretary George Eustice said the shortage of drivers was "not a huge problem".
The disruption is one of the many repercussions the UK is currently facing due to a post-Brexit shortage of truck drivers. The government insists there is no fuel shortage.
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