- Marketers insist they can't sell petrol at a controlled price of N145 per litre
- They also stated that they were not responsible for the recent scarcity across the country
Following the scarcity of fuel, marketers on Tuesday, January 2, insisted that they could no longer import Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol at a controlled price of N145 per litre, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the marketers also said they were not responsible for the recent scarcity of the product witnessed across the country.
Dapo Abiodun, the chairman of Depot and Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, stated this at the end of a meeting stakeholders in the oil industry had with federal government’s delegation led by the Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari.
The meeting which was held at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja was also attended by the heads of the Department of State Services and the Nigeria Immigration Service as well as representatives of other paramilitary services.
Abiodun said neither the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation nor the independent marketers could be blamed for the recent fuel scarcity.
Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that the Senate committee on petroleum downstream blamed the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the current fuel scarcity across the country.
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Chairman of the committee, Senator Kabiru Marafa, made the statement on Monday, January 1, in Gusau, Zamfara state during an assessment of fuel situation in the country, Daily Trust reports.
He said there was a short supply of petroleum products at NNPC depots visited.
Fuel scarcity: This is getting too much for us - Nigerians lament on NAIJ.com TV.