Abejide Decries Persistent Fuel Scarcity, Urge Reps to Take Action

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Member representing Yagba federal constituency in the House of Representative, Leke Abejide has bemoaned the agony commuters had to go through as a result of persistent fuel scarcity in Nigeria.

Abejide made this known while moving a motion of public importance on the floor of the House on Wednesday.

While moving the motion, Abejide said the “persistent scarcity of petrol in many parts of the country appears to be getting worse”.

He said the National Assembly has approved the money for the subsidy of petroleum products to “mitigate against unforeseen circumstances in the areas of shortages of the product”.

The House of Representatives asked the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited to “urgently ease off queues in filling stations across the country.”

The lower legislative chamber also asked security agencies to “fish out oil marketers and other economic saboteurs that are responsible for the petrol scarcity”.

In recent weeks, there has been petrol scarcity, with filling stations selling the product for as high as N400 per litre in parts of the country.

Speaking on the situation, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) had said the volume of petrol supplied to marketers by private depots has dropped by about 40 percent.

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