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Friday, 1 May 2015

Fuel scarcity: Marketers insist strike continues, denies receiving any money from govt

Members of the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association DAPPMA say the strike action they are currently embarking on will continue despite claims by the Federal Government that N156bn was released yesterday to offset some debts owed them and end the persisting fuel scarcity.

In an interview with Premium Times, the Executive Secretary of DAPPMA, Odufemi Adewole said that non of their members in the Major Oil Marketers Association (MOMAN), have received the monies supposedly released yesterday and that until the money hits the accounts of all its members, they will not call off the strike.


“The money government said it was paying to marketers has not yet hit our accounts. So, there is little we can do about the situation. The money the Minister of Finance promised to pay us last February did not get into our hands till about four or five weeks later. If all members are not getting the money today, it means we have to wait till Monday. But, the truth is that nobody is going to call off the strike till the money is paid,” he said.

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