The fuel crisis that enveloped the country have refused to disappear, according to the Independent Marketers of Nigeria (IPMAN) Friday, because depot owners sell the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) above the official pump price of N77 per litre. But the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Friday challenged the fuel marketers to present evidence of buying over the price from depots.
Assistant Director, Operation Abuja zonal office, Mr. Ahmed Alaku, spoke with journalists after inspecting the sale of products at A.A. Rano in Mararaba, Mararaba 2 Total, AYM Shafa Ltd Mararaba in Nassarawa State and the Zone 1 Total filling station, Wuse, Zone 1, Abuja. Asked to respond to the allegation that some marketers bought petrol above pump price from the depots, which was their reason for selling above pump price, he said: “If anybody buys the product above the normal price at the depot there should be evidence.
“Once you don’t have evidence and nobody has come to say that they have been selling the fuel at the depot above pump price so in that situation once we come to any filling station it has to sell at the company price.