Thursday, 5 March 2015

Fuel scarcity is temporary, Chibok girls are still alive and will be rescued - Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday assured Nigerians that the difficulties being faced by motorists who are queuing for fuel across the country is temporary.
He said with the issue of payment being addressed by his government, fuel queues at filling stations would end in the next one or two days.

Jonathan gave the assurance while featuring on Kakaaki, a breakfast programme of the African Independent Television, monitored by NE.

"For the fuel scarcity, we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure it is taken care of. It is very temporary. Of course, there are issues of payment being addressed and we believe that within one or two days, this will completely go," the President assured.

He however explained that Nigeria may not completely get out of the wood until the nation starts refining its crude oil locally.
He said it had remained the belief of his administration that if the country continues to export raw materials, it will be exporting jobs.

On security, Jonathan expressed the belief that the over 200 schoolgirls abducted in their school in Chibok, Borno State last year are still alive.

He based his position on the belief that terrorists would naturally want to display the corpses of the girls if they had been killed.

He reiterated his promise that the girls would be rescued alive.

"The good story is that they (the insurgents) have not killed them (the abducted girls) because when terrorists kill, they display so that they use it to intimidate the people in the society. So, these girls are alive. And so, we will get the girls. Luckily, we are narrowing down the areas of their control. So we will get them," Jonathan said.

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