Fuel scarcity: Marketers threaten nationwide strike


Oil marketers on Monday threatened to embark on industrial strike following the shutdown of Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company (NIPCO) by National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).

NUPENG shutdown the NIPCO facilities on March 24.

Abidemi Agunbiade, chairman, a concerned group of IPMAN, expressed worries over  the looming fuel scarcity in Lagos.

Agunbiade said that the shutdown of the NIPCO had affected over 1 000 marketers who had paid money to load petrol.

According to him, over 450 million litres of fuel imported to discharge into NIPCO depot are still on the high seas due to the shutdown of the company.

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