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FUEL SCARCITY: IBADAN PETROL MARKETERS DIRECTED TO SHUT DOWN OPERATIONS

 

The fuel scarcity that surfaced in Ibadan metropolis a few days ago, on Friday, took another dangerous dimension with the shutting down of petrol stations across Oyo State.

On Thursday, fuel scarcity occurred again in some areas in Ibadan bringing back queues to many petrol stations.

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While some with long queues are selling, some are not selling at all claiming that they do not have the products.

Speaking with BCOS news, the Chairman, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, (IPMAN) Ibadan Depot, Alhaji Bukola Mutiu said the directives to shut down petrol stations was taken due to the victimisation of some of its members by the IGP monitoring team who had embarked on sealing of some stations.

He stated that the monitoring had no power under the law to seal any petrol stations.

While explaining the cause of the scarcity, Alhaji Mutiu said no marketer in Ibadan has been able to lift products from Ibadan Depot due to vandalisation at Arepo.

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Alhaji Bukola Mutiu added that a decision will be taken after meetings with relevant stakeholders.

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