06 March 2014, Kano – The Kano Area office of Department of Petroleum Resource has blamed the ongoing fuel scarcity on the shortly of the petroleum product to the city by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation.
Briefing Reporters in Kano shortly after a tour of pump stations in Kano metropolis, the Kano Area Comptroller Operation, Sayyadi Suleiman Abubakar explained that the fuel scarcity experienced in the city before now was due to hiccup in the supply chain by the NNPC.
Abubakar stressed “Kano and environs total consumption before now stood at 100 trucks and this figure drop to half over the last few weeks which perhaps explain the scarcity of the commodity in the city”.
Abubakar, however stated that “despite the short supply of the product, what Kano is witnessing is artificial scarcity occasioned by some disgruntled element within the supply chain”.
He revealed that his finding from the monitoring of pump station in the city indicates that the petroleum products is been sold at official price, adding that we are yet to record any contravention of the rule of engagement.
Mr. Abubakar further revealed that “from what I have seen today I am confident that fuel scarcity would disappear from this city in two weeks time if the current tempo of supply is sustained.”
The DPR boss said that his office would continue to monitor pump stations to ensure they offer the best services to the public, stressing that they would visit the full weight of the law on anyone caught sabotaging the supply chain.
– AbdulSalam Muhammad, Vanguard