By Festus Fifen.
Nigerians have been urged to resist the urge to engage in panic buying of petroleum products due to the current scarcity of products in some of the distribution outlets across the country which was occasioned by the recent rally by youths across the country to demand an end to police brutality.
Chairman Board of Directors, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Abdulkadir Aminu said that the scarcity would not linger for more than five days.
According to him, “I am not surprised to see the queues on Monday in Abuja and some other States where it was reported because of obvious reasons.
“As we can recall, the events of the recent times had disrupted a lot of things in the country, and one of the immediate natural outcome of the recent rallies across the country is the scarcity of products at distribution outlets across the country.
“It is not due to unavailability of the products or artificial scarcity by marketers of the products because there is no valid reason to do anything like that by patriotic business men and women who are doing their bit to contribute to nation-building,”Alhaji Aminu said.
When asked why it had dragged to it’s third day, Alhaji Aminu who also doubles as the Group Executive Director, NIPCO plc., said though it was expected, it is a development that will soon fade away just as it had sneaked in on Nigerians.
As on Wednesday morning in Abuja the Nigeria Capital the long queue has reduced however most filling stations are closed for business because of not having petroleum products to sell.
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