- The Abuja chapter of the IPMAN has announced the commencement of a 3-day warning strike
- The oil marketers decided to withdraw their services until the government paid them some outstanding bridging claims of N50.5 billion
- The union threatened to go on indefinite strike if the federal government agency, NMDPRA, did not remit the money
Suleja, Niger - No fewer than 5 states would experience the scarcity of the premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly referred to as petrol, as the independent petroleum marketers association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Abuja branch commenced a 3-day warning strike.
IPMAN Chairman Yahaya Alhassan, who made the announcement on Monday, September 5, took journalists around the parked trucks at the depot in Maje, Suleja in Niger state, The Nation reported.
He threatened that if the Nigerian midstream and downstream petroleum regulatory authority (NMDPRA) did not remit the money, they would continue with the stoppage of the supply indefinitely.
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States where fuel would be scarce
The affected states where the depot would not be supplying included:
- Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja
Finally, FG speaks on subsidy removal, way forward for Nigeria's oil industry
Legit.ng earlier reported that contrary to several reports, the Nigerian government has warned that it is still subsidising fuel in the country.
The minister of petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva noted that the Federal Government is yet to deregulate petrol.
According to the minister, the increase in fuel pump price by petroleum marketers was not approved by the government.
Why fuel scarcity persists in major cities across Nigeria
Nigerians have begun to feel the heat of long queues following the scarcity of fuel in most filling stations across the country.
This is as some stations are selling the product at a high price compared to the previous amount being offered for sale.
In a new report, long queues are not present in stations selling above the official rate while in stations selling at the official rate of N165 experience a long queue.