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NUPENG accrues oil marketers of sabotaging fuel supply

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has blamed the fuel scarcity been noticed across the country on  oil marketers  and depot owners whom the union accused of  sabotaging free-flow of fuel supply in the country.
President of the union, Comrade Igwe Achese who disclosed this   at a press briefing,  in Lagos   said the  actors in the fuel scarcity saga were driven by profit motive and inordinate ambition to unduly benefit  from fuel subsidy fund.
Achese also carpeted the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) for using private depots to store fuel,adding that the development gives owners of the facility  undue advantage to create scarcity of the product at their whims.
According to him,the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) should call the marketers to order as well as strive to put government-owned depots in proper shape so as to use them to  haulage of the  products.
He said  the Federal government should try as much as possible to bring back the ailing refineries adding that the development would go a long way in nipping perennial fuel scarcity in the country.
He also said his union was determined to ensure discharge of fuel to all nooks and crannies of the country.
At its inaugural Central Working Committee meeting in Lagos ,factional leader of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC),Comrade Joe Ajearo expressed concern over the sudden emergence of long queues in major cities due to insufficient supply of petroleum products in the  country.
He said:’’ Central Working Committee therefore directs all affiliates and state councils to urgently put in place the mechanism to monitor and ensure compliance with the approved N87 per litre pump price of petrol’’.

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