25 January 2017, Sokoto — The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Sokoto state branch has attributed the current fuel scarcity in the state to unpaid claims.
The association also said marketers were restricted only to Gusau depot for the supply of the commodity which has stopped functioning because of damaged pipeline.
Reacting to the recent threat by the state government to withdraw the certificate of occupancy of any filling station found hoarding or selling above the government approved price of N145, zonal secretary of IPMAN, Alhaji Sanusi Kware said they now relied on private depot in Lagos state for supply which is selling at N140 per liter as against the N133.28 approved by the government.
“We cannot go to Kaduna Refinery for supply because our Bulk Purchase Agreement restricts us only to Gusau Unit. We want our state governor to intervene so that we can buy the commodity at Kaduna Refinery. This will reduce the cost of making petrol available,” he said.
- Daily Trust