Fuel scarcity: Stakeholder urges Nigerian Govt to make forex available to marketers to enhance importation


Fuel depot

A stakeholder in the Oil and Gas Sector on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to make Foreign Exchange (Forex) available to genuine oil marketers to import petrol, along with NNPC, to end its lingering scarcity.

Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, the immediate-past Chairman, South-West Chapter, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

According to him, the fuel scarcity may still continue, despite the little relief experienced is some cities due to its continuous supply by NNPC and some intervention in Abuja that reduced queues at petrol stations.

Korodo, who is also the Chairman of the United Labour Congress (ULC), said motorists in the surrounding cities were buying a litre of petrol at between N170 and N200.

“The only solution to this lingering scarcity of fuel is to make…

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