Oil Marketers Assure Nigerians Of Availability Of Petrol

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Independent marketers and oil majors on Tuesday assured Nigerians of the availability of petrol in all their filling stations.

They gave the assurance in separate interviews with reporters in Lagos.

They said that their assurance stemmed from the new price regime of N97 per litre of petrol as announced by President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday.

The Federal Government, had on Jan. 1, through the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Authority (PPPRA), fixed the price of petrol at N141 per litre, from its former N65 per litre.

Alhaji Abdulkadri Aminu, the National President of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), said his members would ensure availability of the product in all their stations.

Aminu said that the marketers were not against the new price regime of N97 per litre.

“We don’t have any problem with the new price regime because we are just marketers who deal only in buying and selling of petroleum products.

“We will ensure availability of petrol in all our outlets, once the product is supplied to us,’’ he said.

Aminu advised the Federal Government to adopt economic policies that would be acceptable to marketers.

Mr Obafemi Olawore, the Executive Secretary, Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), also promised that petrol would be made available in all the outlets of major marketers.

He said that his members would not have problem lifting the product since the PPPRA had assured the marketers of prompt payment of the difference in prices.

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