Fuel Scarcity: Long Queues To Vanish Before Christmas, Says NUPENG

FUEL-SCARCITYThe National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) is optimistic that the current scarcity of petrol will soon come to an end.

Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday that massive loading of petroleum products is ongoing in different depots in Lagos and other parts of the country.

Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said on December 9 that  N407.07 billion fuel subsidy had been paid  to oil marketers.

“There is massive loading of petroleum products in different depots throughout the country, and our petroleum tanker drivers are ready to go extra mile to deliver the product to designated filling stations”, Korodo said.

“Our team of tanker drivers will work round the clock to ensure that the product gets to their destinations.

“Tentatively, before Christmas period the queues will vanish at filling stations across the country”.

Korodo urged the Federal Government to ensure that subsidy claims are paid on time to avoid recurrent scarcity of petrol in the country.

He also advised the oil marketers to accelerate importation of the product to ensure that it was available in all depots.

The chairman called on Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to repair its pipeline networks throughout the country so that the product could be distributed through the channel to all its depots nationwide.