PPPRA, IPMAN assureresidents of adequate fuel supply

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– The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of (IPMAN) and the Petroleum Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) say the petrol scarcity in will be over in few days.

They gave the assurance to the News Agency of (NAN) in on .

The President of IPMAN, Chief Chinedu Okoronkwo, told NAN that the current scarcity was due to the inability of tankers to bring petroleum to during the .

Okoronkwo said the problem would be over soon now that the lifting of had started.

He said that in few days the would have circulated.

A senior officer PPPRA, preferred anonymity, also told NAN that the current scarcity in Abuja was caused by the just concluded .

The source said petroleum tanker drivers could not lift between Friday and Sunday, adding that this led to the cut in supply chain.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

The official said that most truck owners could not release their tankers to lift Lagos because of the apprehension that the trucks become target of election violence.

According to the source, Abuja is peculiar because it is being served the abridged depot in Suleja, unlike the west and south which are closer to the main depots.

The official said PPPRA had met with oil marketers pledged to flood the Suleja depot with fuel, adding that it would take few days before the fuel would circulate.

He appealed to Abuja to be calm because the situation was control. (NAN)