Nigeria

Fuel Scarcity May Linger For 2 Weeks – IPMAN

Abubakar Maigandi, the national vice president of The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, has said the scarcity of petroleum products that hit some states may last for up to two weeks.

Most retail stations in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, were on Monday, October 26, 2020, under lock and key.

Those that were opened to customers, ceased vending before dusk.

The Nation had reported last week on imminent fuel scarcity.

Speaking with The Nation on phone, he blamed the scarcity on the EndSARS protests across the country.

According to him, Lagos, which is the epicentre of the crisis, also harbours most of petrol depots.

He noted the protest have degenerated to an imposition of a curfew,  which has brought the haulage of products to a halt.

Maigandi said besides the curfew in Lagos, the marketers are afraid their truck might run into a crossfire and probably being set ablaze.

He explained since the stoppage of haulage of products has lasted for over a week, it might take some weeks to return to normalcy.

The National Vice President, however, said there is availability of stock.

He urged consumers to desist from panic buying.

“It may take up to two weeks to normalise the situation. One good thing is that the products are available.  So, customers should not involve themselves in panic buying. “

Source: The Nation

Football news:

Bilyaletdinov about the Champions League: Loco can leave the group. Unmotivated Bayern can be beaten in the 6th round
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I Thought about retiring, but I wanted to change the mentality of Milan
Vasco da Gama sports Director: Balotelli will be like Maradona for us
Real Madrid won't buy Mbappe in the summer of 2021 due to the crisis (Le Parisien)
Ibra scores in 39, Buffon drags in 42, Ronaldo has no plans to finish. Is football really getting old?
Ziyech about who inspires him: Eden Hazard. A world class player
Jermain Defoe: Kane and Son are the best link in the world right now