Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Makanti Baru, on Monday visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The visit came at a time the fuel scarcity being witnessed across the country was still lingering.

It was not clear as of the time of filing this report who Baru met during his visit as he was only sighted while leaving the premises.

At the time of his visit, President Muhammadu Buhari had left the country for Paris, France where he is scheduled to attend the One Planet Summit.

It was not clear if the NNPC boss met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo or the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

It will be recalled that the Federal Executive Council presided over by Osinbajo had last week ordered the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachickwu; and Baru to end the scarcity before last weekend.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had disclosed this to State House correspondents after the meeting.

“The council gave him (the minister) a marching order that this fuel scarcity should not last beyond this weekend and they are going to work very hard to ensure that it is curtailed.

“He assured council that there is actually no cause for alarm,” Mohammed had said.

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