As the acute shortage of petrol ravaging the country entered its second week, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has informed the situation may last for another two weeks.
IPMAN Public Relations Officer, Chief Chinedu Ukadike who spoke to newsmen on the situation of the fuel scarcity in a telephone chat said the Federal Government was yet to improve supply.
While urging Nigerians to be patient, he observed that many motorists have engaged in racketeering where they “fill up their tanks, go to sell to black marketers and return to the queues. I want to advise our people to stop patronizing black marketers, this will help also in solving the problem”, he added.
IPMAN disclosed that no inland depot has received clean petrol that would boost supply to filling stations.
In Abuja, there was no sign of let up in the shortage petrol as fewer stations were opened to motorists with black marketers selling at N400 per litre.