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Fuel Scarcity: Alison-Madueke Accuses Marketers Of Diversion


Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, Sunday, accused marketers of diverting Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) or petrol for other uses.

Speaking during an unscheduled inspection of some filling stations in Lagos State, the minister said the country had enough PMS to meet the domestic demand.

“We have enough fuel to wet the country, but the challenge we are having is that, after loading, some truck drivers will not supply the lifted products at the designated filling stations.

“Having gone round the state (Lagos), it is not just the filling stations at Ikoyi that appeared to be wet with product, but other extreme locations like Ajah and other parts in Surulere,” Mrs Alison-Madueke said.

She said there were many factors militating against efficient delivery of the products to the end users.

Nigerians have had to endure long queues to get petrol over the past few weeks, with black markets thriving in major cities of the country. Fuel has been sold at prices ranging from N110 per litre to N250 per litre in several parts of the country.


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