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NARTO dispels concerns over fresh petrol scarcity in Abuja

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NARTO dispels concerns over fresh petrol scarcity in Abuja

The Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) has dispelled fears of a fresh scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol in Abuja and its environs.

The President of NARTO, Alhaji Yusuf Othman, assured Nigerians in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Lagos.

Othman debunked claims by oil marketers that NARTO members were not willing to take petrol to the nation’s capital due to the poor condition of the roads.

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In his words, “There is no iota of truth in that claim. The fact is that fuel is being distributed and the transporters are very happy with the Federal Government.

“We are happy with the N10 that was added to the freight rate for PMS. The only problem we have is that it has not fully been implemented by the marketers.

“But as at this moment, there is no threat to strike and we are not going on strike.

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“In fact, following the approval, some of our members including myself have bought new trucks to increase distribution of PMS in the country.’’

The NARTO President, therefore, advised residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) not to engage in panic buying of petrol because the transporters were available to distribute products to Abuja and the environs.

NARTO dispels concerns over fresh petrol scarcity in Abuja

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