Abuja – The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) say the petrol scarcity in Abuja will be over in few days.
They gave the assurance to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday.
The President of IPMAN, Chief Chinedu Okoronkwo, told NAN that the current scarcity was due to the inability of tankers to bring petroleum products to Abuja during the elections.
Okoronkwo said the problem would be over soon now that the lifting of fuel had started.
He said that in few days the products would have circulated.
A senior officer from PPPRA, who preferred anonymity, also told NAN that the current scarcity in Abuja was caused by the just concluded elections.
The source said petroleum tanker drivers could not lift fuel 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 fuel from Lagos because of the apprehension that the trucks may become target of election violence.
According to the source, Abuja is peculiar because it is being served from 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 who pledged to flood the Suleja depot with fuel, adding that it would take few days before the fuel would circulate.
He appealed to Abuja residents to be calm because the situation was under control. (NAN)