Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity said Nigeria has only experienced one major fuel shortage since the start of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
On Tuesday, February 22, Adesina made the claim during an appearance on Channels Television.
“Each time this issue of the fuel scarcity come up, there is also a word that comes to my mind; that word is called SNAFU, and it’s an acronym for Situation Normal All Filed Ups.
“What happened is a SNAFU in the petrol supply chain in the country,” he said. “In the life of this administration which will be seven years in May, it is only one major fuel scarcity we have had.”
Admitting that the adulterated fuel imported into the country has damaged the car engines of some of Nigerians, Adesina however maintained that Buhari has restored normalcy in petroleum supply more than any other administration.
“Now, there is a SNAFU, and some people are crying out as if heavens have fallen; no.
“We should always consider the past and the present in this country. More than any other administration, this one (Buhari’s) has restored normalcy in petroleum supply for years.
“It is regrettable that Nigerians have had to stay hours on end at petrol stations. My driver also goes to queue up for hours before he gets fuel. Some people have had their car engines damaged, very regrettable.
“But then, we should not forget that it is not a routine or regular occurrence in the country and if there was an oversight, there is already a structure that can deal with that and we have been told that it’s going to be looked at.”