The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Friday said that the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country might linger till the end of March, The Nation reports.
The South-West Chairman of the union, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo said that from all indications, loading of petrol at both NNPC depots and private depots were very slow. He said that if there was no improvement in loading the product by next week, the situation might get worse.
This comes as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through its Products and Pipeline Marketing Company (PPMC) subsidiary, decided to concentrate on supplying the major oil marketers as allocations to some of the independent marketers were allegedly diverted and hoarded, thereby worsening the supply situation. In view of this attitude, NNPC decided to allocate fuel to only major marketers for three consecutive days -Friday through Sunday- for a start.