With the ex-depot price of petroleum product gradually returning to normal at the weekend as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation floods the market with petrol, Nigerians may soon experience permanent relief.
Minister of state for petroleum resources Ibe Kachikwu said the government has decided to maintain the current pump price of petrol in the country President Buhari was very concerned about the difficult time Nigerian were facing.
About 16 trucks of fuel expected to be delivered to Adamawa state has been diverted by two unknown companies, the controller of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Adamawa and Taraba, Muhammed Alaku stated on Tuesday.
Charles Oputa popularly known as Charly and Our Mumu Don Do movement have reportedly barricaded the headquarters of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporations (NNPC) to protest the lingering fuel scarcity in the country.
The federal govt has been called upon to pay arrears of subsidy claims that it owned members of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria. The association made a call to the govt to pay the debt owed between 2013 and 2015.
Joseph Akinlaja said with Nigeria's four refineries producing little or nothing to augment the importation by the NNPC, the scarcity would continue because people would also continue to exploit loopholes in the distribution chain.