The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has constituted a taskforce committee against the acute petroleum scarcity in the country.
The Association noted that queues have resurfaced at many filling stations across the country.
Chairman of IPMAN, Kano zone, Bashir Dan-Mallam, said the committee would collaborate with Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to check hoarding of the commodity at filling stations.
Dan-Mallam said any marketer found culpable of hoarding the product would be dealt with.
He said that IPMAN would not allow some unscrupulous elements to inflict hardship on innocent Nigerians.
He explained that 210 tankers of petroleum have been loaded with the product for distribution nationwide .
The chairman, therefore called on the citizens not to panic as available product would be more than enough for their use.
“Let me call on Nigerians to be rest assured that IPMAN, in collaboration with NNPC and other stakeholders are on top of the situation and be rest assured that this problem will not last long,” he said .
Dan-Mallam assured Nigerians that there was no plan to increase the price of fuel in the country.
Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaluddeen; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare