*Fuel scarcity persists nationwide
16 March 2016, Lagos — The Vice President, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Alhaji Abubakar Dankigari yesterday expressed regret at the refusal of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to load members of the association’s trucks at the depots in the last five days.
Dakingari lamented that the ongoing fuel shortage experienced across the country would continue, noting that IPMAN tickets worth over N5billion were pending yet the corporation refused to load their trucks at the depots.
According to him, “We have over N4 billion to N5 billion tickets with them (NNPC) but they refused to load members of Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) for five days now.”
He said the corporation was only loading its retail outlets and major marketers, some of who even lifted their products on credit.
Dakingari said, “For five days now, the NNPC refused to load the independent marketers. They are only giving major and retail outlets. We have complained to NNPC and nothing has been done about it. So, that is the reason fuel scarcity will continue.”