Oil Marketers pledge assistance to end scarcity.


Relief seems imminent on the fuel scarcity that has grounded economic activities across the country following the pledge by oil marketers to support measures by the Federal Government to make the products available within days.

At the end of a strategy session convened by Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources on the fuel situation, members of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, (MOMAN) Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association, (DAPPMA) and the Jetty and Petroleum Tank Farm Owners of Nigeria, (JEPTFON) pledged in unison to end the fuel queues as soon as possible.

They were urged to activate all necessary machinery and mechanism to guarantee unimpeded distribution of petroleum products across the country while the Minister also pledged to eliminate all bottlenecks to fast track the process.

“We have gotten DPR, PEF and PPPRA to be a bit more flexible with the rules to allow for more movement of trucks and products massively,’’ He said.

Femi Olawore, Secretary General MOMAN was emphatic that the majors are willing and ready to work with the Petroleum Ministry and the NNPC to restore normalcy to the fuel situation.
“For us there is only one thing that we know how to do and that is to sell petroleum products in accordance with the law. For us it is just a matter of few days before we get to normalcy.’’ Olawore intoned.

He noted that MOMAN will never do anything that is against prevailing regulations on the supply and distribution of petroleum products.
Dapo Abiodun, leader of the DAPPMA delegation pledged the commitment of his members to work towards the achievement of Federal Government’s objective in ensuring free flow of petroleum products across the country.

Ifeanyi Uba, Chairman of JEPTFON while pledging the readiness of the petroleum tank farm owners to support the initiative, called for government assistance in clearing the perennial traffic carnage at the Apapa loading gantries.

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