Economy

Fuel Scarcity Cripples Activities In Saki

Volumes of fuel reduced to prevent illegal exportation – IPMAN

Residents of Saki in Oke-Ogun Area of Oyo State have started experiencing fuel scarcity. 

Motorists, both private and commercial as well as motorcycle riders were Wednesday morning disappointed when majority of the filling stations in the town were met closed.

Our Correspondent reports that the few filling stations at Barracks Road, Ajegunle and the one along Ago-Are Road out of scores of stations visited in the town were selling fuel while there were a lot of motorists on queue.

One of the commercial motorcycle riders, Mr. Segun Ibiyemi lamented the effects of the fuel scarcity claiming it has affected his business making it difficult to feed his family. 

Other residents appealed to the government to address the situation to reduce the hardship the fuel scarcity has caused.

Commenting, the Coordinator, Independent Petrol Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Saki Branch, Alhaji Nescotech Salami said the number of petrol tankers to the town was deliberately reduced by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, that claimed that the volume was more than what was needed. 

He said the decision according to NNPC was to prevent transporting the fuel to neighbouring countries.

Suleman Basheer

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