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NLC blames fuel scarcity on marketers in Yola

– It is only in Adamawa that people are subjected to artificial fuel scarcity

– Unpatriotic marketers hoard petroleum products in anticipation of hike in pump price

The Periscope Reporter

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has accused the petroleum marketers for hoarding of petroleum products resulting to artificial scarcity of the products in Yola, Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria.

Chairman NLC Adamawa state Thursday, told journalists after a joint monitoring exercise of fuel dispensing stations in Yola, that the marketers were responsible for the fuel scarcity in the state.

Fwashe revealed that the monitoring exercise was in collaboration with the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA).

He lamented that the union noted with concern the resurfacing of undue queues in filling stations in Yola without justifiable reasons.

“After careful investigation, we found that it is only in Adamawa and Yola in particular that people are subjected to artificial fuel scarcity.

“We complained to the appropriate authority and they invited us to join them for the routine monitoring of filling stations.

“During the inspection, it is discovered that some unpatriotic marketers are hoarding petroleum products in anticipation of hike in pump price.

“This cause the scarcity of the product,” he said.

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