Kunle Kalejaye 30 November 2015, Lagos – The Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, has called on the Federal Government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to find immediate and lasting solutions to the lingering problem of petroleum products scarcity in the country.
In a communiqué issued at the end of its 16th Annual General Meeting in Abuja, NARTO noted that the lingering fuel scarcity has continued to inflict increasing hardship and suffering on Nigerians.
The association also noted in the communiqué signed by its National President, Dr. Kassim Ibrahim Bataiya, that the Nigerian masses have to spend so much on commercial transport due to the sudden hike in transport fares occasioned by the scarcity.
To find lasting solution to the persistent fuel scarcity, NARTO called on the NNPC and one of its subsidiaries, the Pipeline and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, to speedy repair work on pipelines across the country for easy lifting of petroleum products to every nook and crannies of the nation.
The association also urged the Federal Government to put in motion all necessary machineries that will ensure that refineries resume production of petroleum product at optimal capacity in order to solve the problem associated with importation of refined products, including the subsidy.