Oil marketers in Nigeria have said that citizens of the country should blame the Federal Government for the fuel scarcity currently being experienced in the country.
The marketers said further that the petrol shortage was unending because the FG had refused to pay the remaining subsidy debt it owed.
“Nigerians should blame the Federal Government for the fuel scarcity currently witnessed across the country,” one marketer told Vanguard on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.
“Marketers have shown commitment towards ending the scarcity but the Federal Government has not been serious about abiding with certain agreements reached during some of our meetings,” he added.
“The fact that most oil marketers have stopped fuel importation into the country at the moment was because they do not have money to finance the import and this is because the Federal Government has refused to pay us the money they owe us,” the marketer said.
The scarcity has been ongoing for weeks and even the fuel that has been made available is being sold at much higher prices than the approved N87 per litre.