Petroleum Marketers Threaten Not To Sell Fuel

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The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, on Wednesday insisted it will vowed load fuel let alone of selling it to the public till fuel is pumped to the Ilorin depot of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

The Kwara State Chairman of IPMAN, Okanlawon Olanrewaju, said that no federal government depot across the western zone has fuel to sell, lamenting that they buy from private depots at exorbitant prices, which makes it difficult to sell at controlled price.

Olanrewaju explained that they have decided to stop buying or loading fuel until the government pumps fuel to Ilorin depot of the NNPC, which could serve the northern part of the country.

This is happening following the increasing shortage of fuel across Kwara State especially in the state capital, Ilorin, which has continued to bite hard on the it users.

However, the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has called on the Federal government to deregulate the oil sector in order to reduce cost of fuel and guard against hoarding and other vices following his visit to some of the filling stations.