IPMAN alerts FG on fuel price hike by private depot owners



Zubairu Idris

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Kano has alerted the Federal Government to the alleged decision some private depot owners to increase fuel prices.

The Chairman, IPMAN Kano Branch, Alhaji Bashir Danmallam, disclosed this a statement Kano on Friday.

He said that the decision would cause fuel crisis the country, if not halted.

The chairman said that depot owners have increased the price of the from N148 per litre to between N153 and N155 per litre since last week.

“The association found it necessary to alert the government order not to blame its members when they increase the price of the commodity as they will not sell the product a loss.

“We are calling on the management of the NNPC to investigate the issue because we know it is only the Federal Government that imports fuel not private depot owners.

 “As I am talking to you now private depots Warri, Calabar, Lagos and Oghara have started increasing their prices.

“We hope the management of the NNPC will investigate the matter with a view to proffering solutions,” Danmallam said.

He accused the private depot owners of trying to cause fuel crisis the country closing their depots as the comes to an end order to maximise profit.

The chairman explained that the association would not fold its arms and allow such people to engage unnecessary fuel price increase.

He said that members of the public always accused their members of flagrant increase fuel prices the country. (NAN)