Nigerians should brace themselves for more days of fuel shortages.
As far as the ongoing fuel scarcity is concerned, there is no respite in sight.
This is because, Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) are warming up to down-tools   .
The Association has given the federal government a 14-day ultimatum to settle a 650-billion-naira debt owed its members.
The money is the outstanding subsidy claim inherited by the government from the previous administration.
The association warned that it would be forced to shut all its depots and disengage workers if the government fails to settle the debt within the period given.
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The Executive Secretary of the Association, Olufemi Adewole, gave the ultimatum in a statement issued in Lagos.
Adewole said members did not have any other option to solve the problem of increasing debt burdens of borrowing to pay staff than to immediately commence massive staff disengagement.
“The unfortunate primary fallout of this step is the likely shut down of all DAPPMAN depots nationwide due to lack of manpower to operate same pending the time the Federal Government will pay off its indebtedness to petroleum marketers.
“This unfortunately will have a multiplier effect on the nationwide supply and distribution of petroleum products which presently is still a struggle, Adewole said in the statement.
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