The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, (IPMAN), has blamed the current fuel crisis on hoarding of the commodity by some depot owners and petroleum products marketers.
In a statement by its National Secretary Mr Danladi Pasali on Thursday in Abuja, it lamented that in spite the availability of the products in the country, some depots owners took advantage of the high demand of the commodity to create artificial scarcity in order to dupe Nigerians.
According to the statement, Pasali, speak after a brief meeting with officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) .
He called on the Department of Petroleum Resources ( DPR) and other regulators in the petroleum downstream sector to exercise their responsibility by increasing their supervisory role on the marketers at all levels.
He reminded the NNPC of the hitches in the current distribution system which allows some depots owners to determine prices on products that belongs to NNPC.