The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Northwest zone, has pledged a 24-hour supply of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, popularly known as petroleum across the region during Christmas and New Year festivities.
The Chairman of the association, Bashir Dan-Mallam, who gave the assurance while briefing newsmen in Kano, said the decision was in compliance with the effort of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC’s pledge to tackle the usual end-of-year scarcity of the product in the country.
Mr Dan-Mallam, therefore, called on all members of the association in every nook and crannies across the region to ensure compliance to the directive.
“We call on people not to panic as we have provided adequate petroleum that will be enough throughout the festive period.
“I reiterate that the era of end-of-year petroleum scarcity is over. This is because the management of the NNPC has been up and doing to ensure they end the scarcity that became a tradition in Nigeria.
“Look at now, we are in December, but no single queue at filling stations. Petroleum attendants are even less-busy because there is no queue,” he said.
The Chairman also commended the management of the NNPC, especially Managing Director, PPMC, Umar Ajiya, for standing on his resolve to bring an end to the scarcity of the product every year end.
He also called on other Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs to emulate the management of NNPC in order to bring even development in the country.