Petrol shortage resurfaces as independent oil marketers go on strike

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The petrol shortage is said to have begun again
due to the refusal of independent oil marketers
to load fuel.

Despite recent subsidy payments made to oil
marketers, fuel queues have begun to appear
again in Nigeria.
The petrol shortage is said to have begun again
due to the refusal of independent oil marketers
to load fuel.
The independent marketers are said to have
stopped loading the product because the Federal
Government overlooked them in the recent
payment of subsidy arrears.
The sum of N154.2 billion was paid last week to
the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria by
the FG in order to halt the fuel scarcity in the
country.
“The independent marketers are seriously
aggrieved; they accused the government of being
partial by only paying the major marketers. They
too have locked up their tank farms against
tanker drivers. So, they are not loading,”
Chairman, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and
Natural Gas Workers, Lagos Zone, Tokunbo
Korodo told Punch on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
“We expect the government to call the
independent marketers too and to come to a
conclusion on the amount involved and the
modality of payment,” Korodo added.
The initial subsidy payment is part of a total
sum of N354.4bn which the FG owes
independent and major marketers as well as the
depot owners.

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