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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017 business & economy 25 iNSIDE Money Page: 29 Markets Pages: 30 & 31 Energy/Maritime Pages: 32, 33 & 34 FG orders Kachikwu to end fuel scarcity by weekend Olalekan Adetayo, Chukwudi Akasike, Okechukwu Nnodim and ’Femi Asu T he Federal Government has ordered the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to ensure that the fuel scarcity currently being experienced across the country does not extend beyond this weekend. The directive was given to the minister on Wednesday during the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently on an official visit to Kano State, could not attend the meeting. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the government’s position known while answering questions from State House correspondents at the end of the meeting. He said Kachikwu was initially scheduled to join him at the briefing but could not do so because he needed to attend an important meeting as part of efforts aimed at resolving the fuel supply crisis. Mohammed allayed the fears in some quarters that the government might be planning to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol. He added that Kachikwu assured members of the council that the country had enough stock of petrol that could last till the end of January 2018. Mohammed said, “One, the government has no intention at all to increase t RV&6Rb2GvFR֖7FW"6wR77W&VBFP6V6FBvRfRVVv&GV7G0FFRWBRFWfVFFPVBbV'( F&FǒF22FRvFW"W&BFW&R2v2&RFVBf &VfVBWG&WV&GV7G2GW&rFPvFW"W&BFR6FW"6VG&W2F22vBvR&RWW&V6rr( FR6V6vfR6wRF6r&FW"FBF2gVV66&6G6VBB7B&WBF2vVVV@BFW&RvrFv&fW'&@FV7W&RFBB27W'FVBP77W&VB6V6FBFW&R27GVǐ6W6Rf"&( ХFRvW&FWG&WVФ6'&FvVFW6FFB@&W7BFVV&W22FvBBv0FrF6V"FRgVVVWVW2琧7FFW27&72FR6VG'Vff'G2FvWBFR6'&F( 07W7W'6GRVvGRF7FFRbFRf&BWBvF&WFW'2&FW"FFG&W72FPƖvW&rgVV66&6GvW&R@7V66W76gV2RVFW"6VB62F𦆗2&RFVWR"&WƖVBFW@W76vR6VBFFRGFW"गBv2'6W'fVBFB&6&WFW'2b2B&WGW&VBFFR7G&VWG2b'VBVv&W&p7FFW26VƖrFR&GV7B7F06FW'2BvW"&6W2RbW"6'&W7FVG0'6W'fVBFBFR&6&WFW'0( $FrG&2B2&fFRFWG06BƗG&Rv'FbWG&f"0v2"S6G&7BFCSBvVBfR67BBFRVWG&6VVW'26f&VBpVWVW2g&BbFRfWrfƖp7FF2FBF7V6VBFR&GV7@vVFW6F2FW"WFWG0FBBF7V6R2खv2gVVFWG26VFpFBbFRvW&FWG&WV6'&FBVv&&V6&FVBr7FfFW22FpG&VBFVvFRVWVW2fƖp7FF2vW&RB2r2FP6GVFv2GVW6FFRT4B&W'FVBGVW6FFBbFR&fFPFWG2v2vW&R琦&WFW'2vWBWG&WV&GV7G0g&f"F7G&'WFFFW"7FFW2FBBfR2vRF6RF@BvW&RFr( 6VWFFr( ФGW&rf6BF6RbFPFWG2vVFW6FFVW'0vW&R7G&FVB2FW6V@FBFWBB&VV&RFvW@2gFW"rVG2f"FP&GV7BगBv2vFW&VBFBFrBFP>( 2Vv&FWBBG&V@'&WBSW"6VBvF&WB#F3FW'2vWGFrWG&Fǒ6&VBFSFc&Vf&RrFRWV7WFfR6V7&WF'FW@BWG&WV&GV7G2&WFW'0766F"VfV֒FWvR6B6RbFRFWG2FV6FVBF&VGV6RFR&FRbFr62F7&VBBfW"vW"W&BआR7FFVB( 6FR2pbFV"62fR6RF0vVVFVRvrvWFW"vPfR&V6VfVB&GV7G2"BbFP2FV2RFBFWfRP66֖rFRWG&6FRFP2fW76V2VvBF2W2&Vf&PBvWG2FWG&7FF( ĖbFR2FV2RB0&GV7G2FRfW76VFB֖VbffRF2&Vf&RBvWG0FFRFWG2( ФFff6BRbFRFWG0v2v7R6FF`֗G6BWrfW76V@6RFWGGF2vVVFFrFBfW76V&VvrFFP2v2&VrWV7FVBF&W'FFW'6F"g&FआR6B( FR'BfW76Vv2'&w2g&3F3R֖ƖWG&2FW2FW&R27W'&VFǐfW76VBF5FB0&VVF66&vrWG&F &WFW'26VFrFFFB%266R7BvVV( FR22&֗6VBW2F@vFFRWBCW'2FBfW76Vv6R( ФVvRFRFWVFV@WG&WV&WFW'2766F`vW&v27FFR6FW"26@G2V&W'2FR7FFRB'G2`wV7FFRvvW"vFG&pFV"6W'f6W2WBvVV7BvVVFR766F@67W6VBFR2bVFW"Ч7WǖrG2V&W'2vFWG&FFrFBFW֖vB&Rf&6VBF6WBFV"fƖr7FF2'FV6V&W bFR6GVFW'67FVB7FFVVBFRf&RvVFW6FVFVBFR6&v2ƆP&wV2V6rFP7W7V6bFRBFRVB`VWFrb&WFW'2VB@FRVv&6V7&WF&BFRFV&ƖW"&wV6BFR7W7V6fvVB7G&rV'FP( $#&V7B767FBVFVBF2GW7G&FWfVVB&v6F( 2fW7FVB@FV6w&Fff6R2W'W6vGF&V7B767FBE26WRVF#6VbFV66Gf6W""7F6rvBVBTDԕEvW&'2FV&6VFRGW&rFRTDԕEG&rf"vVVG&W&VWW'2v2( bFFTDԕEWG&W2C2f&&VfW'f"wVখvW&22RBBrR@FW"Wr&VfW'0vfW&VBW6FVBgVV'G2GG&7G2fW7F'2FFPGW7G'WG&Wbv2Ɩ֗FVB0F'VBC2f&BvF66Gb#S&'&V2FG26VbWV7WFfRff6W"6VwVFV'WGR6BFW'fWrvF&&W&rv2FR66VǐVB62v&rFP( g&BVBVvVW&rFW6v( ЦBv6WFR67G'V7F##R6BvW&g&6( 2&vvW7BЧ&GV6rFFW6( BfPFWVFR&Vfr66G@'G2BV7BsW&6VB`G2VVG2vfW&VBVFvPFVB7V6W&66W2FPWBGvV'2''VFr666G2W&VBfW7F'26VFrg&6( 2&6W7BƖFvFRv267G'V7FpcS&'&VF&VfW'VvR6V7BFW FW&F6W2&RFƷ2F&V&ƗFFRFR6VG'( 0F&VRW7FrG2WG&Wv6R4T7F'FV@BgVVG&Fr'W6W70&WB"V'2v26'V@7F&vRFf&BFW"֖BЧ7G&Vg&7G'V7GW&Rf"C33FV'WGR6BFRVwW&FbFRF氦f&BFR7F'BbFR&VfW'67G'V7F&FBFR6R6FP&VgVwV7FFR2V@f"F2FFRF2&R6V7FVBFVƖRB6֒v6vG&7'B&GV7G2&VBFP6VG'66&FrFFR4Tv6VW2&r&WBvW&( 0֖Ɩ7G&rVFWG&Wvf6RFR&