We are working to end the fuel shortage – IPMAN

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has appealed to Nigerians for patience as efforts are made to cope with the current fuel shortage occasioned by floods which have destroyed some major roads in parts of the northern states.
The President of IPMAN, Northern Nigeria Branch, Alhaji Bashir Danmalam made the call in a press release in Kano yesterday.
He said around 200 trucks loaded with petrol from Calabar were expected in Abuja and other parts of the northern states for distribution to petrol stations.
He said the trucks should go through Ikom, Ogoja, Katsina Ala, Vandeikia to Lafiya and Abuja.
Danmalam praised the Managing Director of Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), Alhaji Isyaku Abdullahi, for his commitment to supporting diesel distributors to reduce difficulties faced due to the high cost of the product.
He said NNPC Limited, in conjunction with IPMAN, was working to ensure adequate supply and distribution of the product, adding that very soon the shortage would be over as there was enough fuel in stock.
He said following the floods most of the main roads used by traders have gone bad as most truckers spend between eight and nine days, especially on the Koton Karfe road in Kogi state. , before reaching their destination.
He said NNPC Limited had also mobilized Federal Road Safety Corps personnel to help clear the affected roads to facilitate the transport of the goods to the northern part of the country.
Furthermore, he said that NNPC Limited had requested the Chinese company working on the affected roads to travel to the damaged portions of the roads to repair them.
NNPC has also mobilized Dantata & Sawoe to start work on the damaged portions of the affected roads to enable trucks to transport the product as soon as possible, he said.

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