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Petrol Sells For N2,000 Per Liter Following IPMAN Ongoing Strike



Government Increases Fuel Prices, To Take Effect On February 1

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Adamawa/Taraba chapter has expressed resolve to continue its ongoing strike even as petrol sells for N2,000 per litre.

The IPMAN Chairman, Alhaji Dahiru Buba, stated this in an interview in Yola on Tuesday.

He said that the strike was occasioned by incessant harassment of its members and illegal seizures of their tankers carrying petrol by officers of the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS).

He said customs officers had abandoned their designated areas of operation at the borders and were now targeting legitimate businesses in metropolitan and local government areas.


Petrol Sells For N2,000 Per Liter Following IPMAN Ongoing Strike


According to him, these have led to financial losses, artificial scarcity, and hike in products’ prices, and the strike will continue until NCS stops their activities.

The strike and attendant high cost of petrol has resulted in low vehicular movements on the roads.

Abubakar Muhammed, a resident, told NAN that workers and other commuters now find it difficult to get transport to their offices and destinations.

Muhammad explained that this was due to the sharp rise in transport fares, as commuters now pay N700 instead of N300 for a drop.

Most fuel stations in Yola are closed, and motorists can only source petrol from black markets in some parts of the metropolis and state.

Recall that on June 10, the Comptroller-General of the NCS, Adewale Adeniyi, during a news briefing in Yola, solicited the support and cooperation of all stakeholders in the fight against smuggling, especially of petrol.

He said that the smuggling of petroleum products across the country’s borders was a sabotage of Nigeria’s economy.

Adeniyi therefore solicited the cooperation and support of all Nigerians with security agencies to curb the menace.

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