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Fuel Scarcity: Marketers Yet to Receive Payment from FG | Vow to Continue Strike Until Money Arrives

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On Thursday, it was reported that the federal government promised to pay oil marketers N156 billion as arrears of their subsidy claims.

However, Executive Secretary, Depot & Petroleum Products Marketers Association(DAPPMA), Odufemi Adewole, told Premium Times that marketers are yet to receive any money from the government, and as a result, the strike would continue until the money is received.

“The money government said it was paying to marketers has not yet hit our accounts. So, there is little we can do about the situation. The money the Minister of Finance promised to pay us last February did not get into our hands till about four or five weeks later. If all members are not getting the money today, it means we have to wait till Monday. But, the truth is that nobody is going to call off the strike till the money is paid,” he said.

Noting that the the government is actual owing oil marketers a total of N256 billion, Adewole asked, “Who is going to pay that (remaining) N100 billion for subsidy?

8 Comments

  1. nwa nna

    May 1, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    This fuel subsidy SCAM needs to go away immediately GMB takes office, this is being used to drain the Nigerian coffers by a select few and hold the country hostage. Nigerian refineries need to come back online as soon as possible which I trust GMB will oversee, enough is enough already…

  2. SOS

    May 1, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    I fear this may be a continual problem, as CBN may not even have enough forex to fund imports. So even if the racketeers get paid in Naira, where do they get the forex? Meanwhile transportation goes up, scarcity for aviation fuel, food stuff increases and our population keeps on getting larger.

  3. toy

    May 1, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    At least this time it’s not Apc causing the scarcity…..please Fg pay this money o, no light and no fuel….
    Very bad combination

  4. Sunshine

    May 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Once again, cannt wait for this non performance ppl leave office on May 29. I hope they get probed after their behind leaves office.

  5. Stella

    May 1, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Till Monday ke? They should please do something. My area in Ajah no light since a week now and I have burning on generator, I can’t even go out to celebrate workers day cos no fuel in my car. God please come to our aid in this country.

  6. Critical

    May 1, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Careful study of the prevailing conditions in the fuel situation has revealed the following.
    1. PDP has embarked on a carefully orchestrated plan along with the marketers to loot national coffers to sustain itself and build a financial arsenal with which to attack Buhari’s administration.
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    2. PDP plans to hand over a nation in chaos to Buhari in the hope that while he deals with the fuel situation as well as existing strike actions, he will be hindered from directing optimal executive, judicial and media attention to the atrocities of the outgoing administration as well as overseeing the execution of appropriate punitive measures.
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    3. PDP hopes to also hand over a nation that is heavily in debt, careful research and information from appropriate sources have revealed that the figures being quoted are fictitious and ambiguous, the funds are being funnelled back to PDP via a carefully setup network within the petroleum marketers infrastructure.
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    4. It is important for all Nigerians to know that Goodluck Jonathan has been given a mandate by PDP if he is to maintain any political relevance and that mandate is to infuse the dying party with funds expended during the elections which includes funds expended on traditional rulers
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    5. Nigerians must know that the whole fuel situation is contrived and is simply robbery in plain sight. The psychological advantage being wagered upon being that by coating it or dressing it up as legal claims of aggrieved workers, its true nature and motive will go undetected.
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    6. Already as we speak information has been received that certain heads of major federal parastatals have been instructed by Jonathans administration to withold the salaries of their workers in the hope that strike actions will ensue as a result.
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    7. PDP plans to make Nigeria ungovernable for Buhari and it is important for all Nigerians to be psychologically prepared. Let it be known however that the Buhari administration is aware of all these gimmicks and antics and has an executive and judicial machinery that will be activated to neutralise any ripple effect that the current administration is seeking to create.
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    8. I have also being instructed to informally introduce to the public the following facts..
    (A) The Jonathan administration will be probed.
    (B) Punitive measures will be exacted on culprits.
    (C) Bilateral and trilateral agreements have been reached with nations which are the so called safe havens for “emergency extradition”
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    Discliamer.
    This is not an official representation of any body corporate.

  7. QWERTY

    May 1, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I don’t get why we need to pay some Marketers N156 Billion Naira and be held to ransom unless they receive their money . How much does it take to Build a new refinery or get the existing ones to produce at at least 50% capacity ??
    I tire for this country ooo
    Abi na APC cause this one too??

  8. truenigerian

    May 2, 2015 at 12:36 am

    @critical as your name goes you critically need a medical intervention.

    I wish you well in your medical treatment.

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