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We have enough fuel, avoid panic-buying, IPMAN tells Nigerians

Long queues of vehicles at filling stations have been reported in some areas in Abuja.

• January 28, 2022
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A filling station used to illustrate the story

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), on Friday, urged Nigerians to avoid panic-buying of fuel, saying there were enough products on ground.

IPMAN’s spokesperson, Suleiman Yakubu, in a telephone interview said that the fuel price had not changed.

“I advise Nigerians to stop panic buying, as we have enough premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, on ground,” he said.

While reacting to the current fuel scarcity and long queues of vehicles at filling stations noticed in some areas in Abuja, he described the panic purchase and long queues as unnecessary.

“We want to assure the buyers that the government and marketers are doing everything possible to ensure that the products are available and avoid any impulse buying,” he said.

However, some motorists who spoke with journalists, expressed disappointment over the development, urging filling stations that had fuel to sell to the public.

One of them, Ese Osas, decried the refusal of some filling station owners to sell to the motorists, thus making them go through unnecessary stress. 

(NAN)

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