Marketers vow to end fuel scarcity next week
Over 77,000 metric tonnes (33,000 trucks of 33,000 litres) of petrol will be discharged in Lagos and other cities during the Easter period (next week) in order to shore up supply of the product, Executive Secretary of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) Mr Obafemi Olawore, has said.
He disclosed this at a press conference in Lagos, yesterday, saying that his association has sufficient petroleum products in stock to for sale during the Easter period and beyond.
He said: “Between now till weekend, we will have over 75,000 metrictonnes,whichrepresentsabout 32 trucks of 33,000 litres of petrol to be discharged at Apapa jetty. We want to implore Nigerians not to engage in panicbuyingduringthefestiveperiod as we have enough petrol in stock to take care of the country.”
He said the association has instructed all major oil marketers’ stations to operate 24-hour service