The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has advised the Federal Government to revive operations at NNPC depots across the country to ease petrol distribution,Vanguard reports.
Alhaji Ahmed Debo, the Chairman of South-West Zone of IPMAN, gave the advice on Friday in Lagos. Debo said that government had neglected the depots for too long, adding that only nine out of 35 depots across the country were currently working. According to him, the current measure put in place by government for marketers in the Western Zone to load petrol in Lagos could not be a permanent solution.
Debo also appealed to government to deregulate the downstream sector of the oil and gas sector to ease frequent challenges of fuel scarcity. He added that the revival of the country’s refineries would also go a long way in addressing the perennial fuel scarcity in the country.