Marketers have revealed to the government how to put an end to the snake-like queues for petrol, that Nigerians all across the nation, are currently bedeviled with.
The fuel scarcity in the nation would end if the government decentralizes the distribution of the products, marketers have said.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, on Sunday, November 29 enjoined the Nigerian Government to decentralize loading of petroleum products so that effective loading can be possible at depots across the country.
Lawson Obasi, The National President of IPMAN, said that sharing of petroleum products to other coastal depots in the country would put an end the current scarcity.
He blamed the system of the government where petroleum products were distributed to tank farms in Lagos, to be partly responsible for the rising scarcity and the high price of the product.
“The current government approach, where marketers across the country are expected to load petroleum products from only depots in Lagos state, is counter-productive.
“To solve current scarcity of fuel; government must decongest Lagos by sending petroleum products to coastal depots in Port Harcourt, Calabar and Warri.
“By decentralizing supply and distribution from Lagos to other depots; it would become easier for IPMAN members to lift products and distribute to filling stations,” he said.
Obasi also said the current working policy of the government should be revisited nd reviewed so that marketers can have unlimited access to petroleum products for distribution to final consumers.
He also rejected claims that marketers hoarded products to make the scarcity worse in order to make more profits from sales.
He said the Pipelines Product Marketing Company should urgently begin the distribution of products to the other depots in the South-South to put an end to the fuel scarcity plaguing the nation.