Fuel Scarcity In Nigeria
Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of state, petroleum resources on Monday, April 15, affirmed that there is no fuel scarcity. He explained that the current fuel queues at filling stations are caused by logistics challenges.
Tayo Arowolo, a fuel attendant in one of the filling stations visited, said the scarcity of the product was as a result of inability of many of the Independent marketers to lift the product at the Lagos depot.
It was also gathered that the long queues at the fuel stations could have been triggered by alleged inability of fuel marketers to lift products from the Suleja fuel depot, which services Abuja and its environs.
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has cautioned the federal government against implementing the recommendation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the removal of subsidy on petroleum products in the country.
The federal government has been advised by a professor in the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti, Cecilia Olufunke-Akintayo, to build modern based chemical plants, capable of producing bio-based petrol chemical in place of fuel.
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Saturday, April 13 called on Nigerians to stop panic buying of petrol and diesel as there was enough of the products in circulation.