The Joint Task Force (JTF) on a visit to some filling stations in Abuja sealed off some of them for selling above the authorised pump price.The NNPC group made this know on their official twitter page on Thursday, December 28.
Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) on Tuesday, December 26, expressed concern over the inability of NNPC to distribute products.
An oil and gas merchant, Capt Emmanuel Iheanacho, on Tuesday, December, 26, attributed the persistent scarcity of petrol to monopoly of the product by the NNPC.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) monitoring and enforcing the situation, compelled marketers to sell the product at the government regulated price.
Group Managing Director (GMD) of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, has said that the corporation has enough products sufficiency that will last up to 30 days.
There are indications that the ongoing fuel scarcity may worsen as Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) threatened strike.
The petroleum union alleged that a group it described as the "downstream sector’s cabal" is responsible for the ongoing fuel scarcity across the country.
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The Minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu, said the federal government has promised to maintain the pump price of Petro at N145 per litre.
Chairman of Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream, Sen. Marafa says total deregulation of petroleum downstream sector remained the best option for Nigeria.
There is an imminent petrol scarcity in Nigeria as some depot owners have jerked the ex-depot price to N142 per litre, against government’s approved price.