The Western Zone of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has begun the direct sale of kerosene at N50 per litre to residents of Lagos.
Mr Toba Shinkaye, the Assistant Secretary of IPMAN in the zone, told newsman on Monday, in Lagos, that the gesture was to comply with the Federal Government’s directive.
Shinkaye said that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) allocated 20 trucks to the zone for distribution to its outlets.
“This is what we have done; the task is for the IPMAN’s officials to go round the filling stations to ensure compliance.
“We hope the government will continue to sustain the supply and we assure you that the product will get to the targeted market, which is the ordinary people on the street,” he said.
However, Shinkaye said that the supply was little when compared to the 4,000 outlets in the zone.
Our correspondent, who monitored the filling stations, reports that many of them complied by attending to the long queues of buyers.
The zone includes filling stations in Alimosho area and the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.