Fuel queues resurface in Kaduna as IPMAN threatens strike


Most fuel stations in Kaduna are still clogged with vehicles and long queues, as petrol scarcity looms following the strike warning by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN).

It will be recalled that IPMAN on Monday threatened to embark on strike over N500 billion unpaid bridging claims.

The association, however, urged the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), to pay its members, warning that failure to pay outstanding claims could lead to disruption in fuel distribution.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored the situation in Kaduna on Wednesday, reports that long queues were noticeable at fuel stations in the capital city.

Fuel stations belonging to major and independent marketers had long queues while others were closed as they run out of stock of the products.

The few available stations were dispensing fuel between N180 and N195 above the N165 approved pump price.

Some of the motorists, who spoke in separate interviews, said the situation exposed them.