Mr Yakubu Suleiman, Public Relations Officer of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has denied the scarcity of kerosene in Nigeria.
He said this during a phone interview, in Abuja on Saturday that that all the oil and gas product was available in all parts of the country and urged citizens not to panic.
“ Do not panic as there is enough product on ground that can last till next year.”
He commended the president for making the best decision in deregulating the oil and gas industry.
Suleiman also called on Nigerians to divest their attention on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as government was giving all the enabling environment in gas sector.
When round some fuel station in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and discovered that there was kerosene and it was sold at N350 naira per liter.
The black markets sold theirs for between the range N420 naira to N450 naira.
Mrs Blessing Eze, a business woman at Kubwa market, lamented on the high price that it was difficult for only Nigerians to feed as everything has increased.
“ Everything in the market like food, kerosene, coal has increased and life is difficult for the poor to feed a day.”
Eze appealed to the government to review the oil and gas as there was room for improvement.
Another buyer, Mrs Haruna Aliyu said that the product was available but it’s high and not everyone can affordable to buy it.