At the end of an inspection tour of not less than eight filling stations, led by the Controller of Operations of the DPR, Alhaji Suleiman Sayyad Abubakar, the Controller maintained that for the state to achieve stable supply of petroleum products, it requires the supply of between 80 and 100 trucks daily.
However, Sayyad lamented that for now, only half of this supply of petroleum products is currently been supplied but expressed optimism that the scarcity would end within the week.
According to him, the essence of the inspection tour is to ensure that products delivered to major and independent petroleum marketers get to the end users and at the recommended fuel pump price.
Also, Sayyad explained that DPR embarked on the tour of filling stations in order to dispel insinuations that some petroleum marketers are hoarding the products and sell to motorists above the approved pump price.
After the tour, Sayyad maintained that the scarcity is not artificial or due to hoarding but blamed on non-attainment of efficiency level.
During the inspection tour, the Controller noted that some stations were rowdy, while some others were not, adding that some of the filling stations that had the product were selling to motorists but he however expressed the hope that the scarcity would soon subside.
– The Nation