Saturday, April 1, 2023
HomeNewsFuel Scarcity: 200 Trucks Expected in Abuja, Other Northern States Soon, Says...

Fuel Scarcity: 200 Trucks Expected in Abuja, Other Northern States Soon, Says IPMAN

Published on

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has said that works is ongoing to alleviate the pains and anguish experienced by commuters due to the seeming fuel scarcity in Abuja and other northern states.

The IPMAN Chairman, Northern Nigeria branch, Alhaji Bashir Danmalam, said about 200 trucks loaded with fuel from Calabar were being expected in Abuja and northern parts of the country.

“The trucks are expected to come through Ikom, Ogoja, Vandeikya and Katsina-Ala, to Lafiya and Abuja where the commodity will be supplied in filling stations,” Danmalam said.

He called on Nigerians to exercise patience, explaining that “efforts are being made to address the current fuel scarcity.”

He said: “NNPC, in collaboration with IPMAN, are making very serious efforts to ensure adequate supply and distribution of the product, and very soon, the scarcity will be over; there is enough fuel in stock.”

He pointed out that the fuel scarcity has been occasioned by flooding, due to torrential downpours that led to the destruction of some major roads in parts of the country, especially in the north.

He explained that, following the flooding, most of the major roads being used by the marketers have gone bad, compelling truck drivers to spend between eight to nine days before reaching their destinations.

The affected roads include: Bida – lemu- zungeru road, Minna-Tagina( 6km from Minna Makonkele) and Tegina-Mokwa road and Mokwa- Makera to Minna (Bakane) Lambata-Lapai-Agaie-Bida Roads as well as Koton Karfe road, which is the worst, IPMAN said.

The IPMAN Chairman commended the Managing Director of Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), Alhaji Isyaku Abdullahi, for his pledge to support marketers with diesel in order to reduce the hardship being experienced as a result of the high cost of the product.


He said the NNPC had also mobilised Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) personnel to clear the affected roads for smooth transportation of the commodity to northern parts of the country.

NNPC said it has mobilised Dantata & Sawoe to start work on the damaged portions of the affected roads to enable the trucks transport the product with ease and without delays.

It was gathered that NNPC has also directed CCC Chinese company that is working on the affected roads to relocate to the damaged portions for repair.

Source: TheNation

Latest articles

US nominee Ajay Banga emerges sole candidate for World Bank top job

Ajay Banga, an Indian-American business leader, is set to head the World Bank after emerging as...

Experts, stakeholders set economic agenda for in-coming govt

The state of Nigeria’s economy has got many fearing for the worse due to...

Shareholders blame Aso Savings of breach of corporate governance rules, asset stripping inmanagement of Union Homes, Petitions SEC,FRCN and CAC

Key HighlightsShareholders have lodged a petition with the Securities & ExchangeCommission (SEC), Financial Reporting...

Debt trap and incoming administrations (2)

In 2020, one of the reputable national newspapers in Nigeria in its editorial comment...

More like this

The Affordable Housing Mirage

In all of the hand-wringing over the lack of “affordable housing” in not only...

BREAKING: Emefiele Begs NLC To Shelve Protest Over Naira Scarcity

The governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, on Monday appealed to the...

Danger looms in Lagos, 349 buildings in distress, Govt reveals

Danger looms in Lagos As part of the effort to check incessant building collapse...