Fuel Scarcity: Group Pleads For Calm


A group which goes by the name, Integrity Youth Alliance has called on Nigerians to be patient with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd on the excruciating fuel scarcity.

Expressing their sympathy for Nigerians who are enduring weeks of needless queues at the filling stations, the Chairman of the Group, Adewole Kehinde said the indicators are strong especially with the assurances by the NNPC that the situation will improve significantly very soon.

He said the new shipments have arrived the country with deliberate steps to distribute products across the country.

“We appeal to Nigerians to realize that the NNPC is still evacuating the dirty fuel that was imported into the country and at the same time working to ensure supply. This is not very easy because some trucks spend about five days on the road to get to their destinations.

“We are also calling on the regulators to step up their surveillance and bring an end to hoarding and price inflation by marketers.

“We have seen the videos of the road rehabilitation by the NNPC and this will surely ease movement of Petroleum products to destinations on time, the statement said.

The statement urged Nigerians to avoid panic buying as trucks are sent to deliver the product in various parts of the country.

Although some marketers noted that panic buying and black-market activities are worsening the current development as motorists now buy way above their immediate needs, there are indications that the queues will cease before the weekend.


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