Major oil marketers and Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Tuesday confirmed receiving fuel from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
According to the executive secretary of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Obafemi Olawore, his members began receiving the product on Monday.
Lawore said though supply from NNPC is below their expectation but that they have resumed fuel distribution across their outlets in the country.
Also, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) confirmed that the Ejigbo Satellite and Mosimi depots which are critical facilities that ensures effective products distribution in the south west have been fully supplied with petrol and promised that the current ravaging fuel scarcity hitting Lagos and Ogun state wouldl end in a few days.
According to the Lagos state chapter of IPMAN chairman, Alhaji Alanamu Balogun said before the fuel crisis, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was supplying his members only six trucks daily, but since about five days now, the corporation has increased the supply to 80 trucks per day and promised to increase the supply.
The association said that NNPC has fulfilled its promise of supplying the depots with products.
He said his members and NNPC staff are now working 24 hours daily to ensure that fuel circulates all over Lagos and Ogun State regularly.
It would be recalled that about three weeks ago, IPMAN had threatened to withdraw its services on December 11 and shutdown all its members’ facilities of over 1,700 fuel stations in Lagos and Ogun States, accusing the NNPC of non-supply of fuel to members and diverting the commodity to DAPMAN who sold a liter of fuel to them at the rate of N141 instead of N133.24k.
However the NNPC management appealed to IPMAN to suspend the action and fixed a meeting between its staff and the IPMAN for December 14 which was held in Abuja.
Balogun said the NNPC has also repaired all the existing facilities at Ejigbo satellite depot to enhance fuel supply to the public, assuring that the fuel scarcity in Lagos and Ogun state would end soon.
He advised members of the public to stop panic buying of fuel, warning them against storing petroleum products in their homes which could cause fire disaster.
The NNPC has promised to repair all its facilities in Ilorin, Ibadan and Ore depots to ensure regular fuel supply nationwide.