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Business News of Wednesday, 4 January 2023


Buhari wants NNPC to consider supplying fuel to Burundi

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is willing to supply Burundi with fuel, promising that Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited will look into the country’s request for energy support.

Fuel scarcity is a perennial crisis in Nigeria.

According to a statement by his media aide Femi Adesina, Mr Buhari disclosed this in the State House on Tuesday while hosting the special envoy of President Evariste Ndayishimiye.

“On request for assistance in the area of energy provision, particularly fuel, by the Burundi leader, President Buhari said he knows what it feels like for a country to suffer from energy shortage, and promised that he would get the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to look into the request.”

“In the spirit of African solidarity and brotherliness, Nigeria will support (the) Republic of Burundi in diverse ways as necessary,” he added.

Mr Buhari’s promise to support Burundi with fuel supply came as Nigerians are beginning to get fuel to buy after prolonged fuel scarcity in the country.