The federal government, under the special intervention programme for fuel supply targeted at bringing succor to the biting fuel scarcity in the country, has released about 300 trucks of petrol to the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN).
The products were loaded at Apapa in Lagos for immediate distribution across the state and environs.
The association which confirmed the supply on Friday commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over effective special intervention fuel supply to marketers across the country.
Mr Mike Osatuyi, National Operation Controller of IPMAN while addressing journalists on the current supply arrangement said his outlet received two trucks of 76, 000 litres at his stations at Akute through the intervention schemes.
Osatuyi said that it is important for all IPMAN members to commit themselves and support efforts of government to ensure the success of the special intervention petrol supply to marketers which supplied to stations at no extra cost.
According to him, Federal Government, through NNPC/PPMC should be lauded for these special intervention schemes, this shows that government care for the people.
Osatuyi, however urged NNPC/PPMC to ensure sustainability of the product so that marketers can sell at approved price of N87 litre
He said now that government has chosen to partner with IPMAN on effective fuel distribution, the association is also fully ready to support the scheme to ensure no member sell above pump price.
The IPMAN boss said that about 300 trucks had been loaded from Apapa private depot by members to various locations of IPMAN outlets.