IPMAN Blames NNPC For Fuel Shortage

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The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria IPMAN attributed the ongoing queue at some stations to shortfall in NNPC distribution network to depots.
Speaking to newsmen at the weekend in Lagos, Chairman, Western Zone of IPMAN, Alhaji Debo Ahmed said that all depots within the South-West zone were loading at a low pace due to insufficient products.
“We have lots of pending tickets from marketers awaiting loading at depots but were still stranded.
Also, the Chairman, IPMAN Ejigbo Satellite depot, Alhaji Ayo Alanamu attributed the challenges to shortfall of the product from NNPC.
Alanamu said that marketers, IPMAN and NNPC retails battled with 40-trucks on daily basis which was not sufficient.
He urged government to expedite action toward importing more products to avoid another round of scarcity that had ended.
He noted that depot owners were also contributing to the scarcity due to the hike in pricing.
The NNPC had debunked the trending social media report of an impending fuel scarcity due to purported refusal by some oil marketers to lift products from depots.