The acute shortage of petrol continues in Nigeria for the second week.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has disclosed that no inland depot has received clean petrol that would boost supply to filling stations.
IPMAN Public Relations Officer, Chief Chinedu Ukadike said the Federal Government was yet to improve supply. He warned that it would take another two weeks for supply to normalize.
In Lagos and Abuja, there was no sign of let-up in the shortage of petrol as fewer stations were opened to motorists with black marketers selling at N400 per litre.
Chief Ukadike said the challenges facing the downstream sector were enormous. He urged the government to begin the process of compensating marketers who have lost a lot of money during the period.
He explained: “Nothing much has changed in the last few days, the issue is that up till now we have not seen the intervention of the NNPC based on evacuating these products (bad fuel) from some of our stations. Some marketers are trying to see if they can get new products and blend it to see if they can move.