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8 Jan 2017

There Is No Kerosene In Lagos,NUPENG Confirms Shocking Revelation

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Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural
Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Saturday said
there is no single drop of kerosene in any of
the private depots and that of the Nigerian
National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in
Lagos.

The National Chairman, Surface Tank
Kerosene Peddlers (SUTAKEP) Branch of
NUPENG, Mr. Rotimi Benjamin, told the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
NAN reports that kerosene was last
brought to the depots on December 27,
2016.
Benjamin, who is also the Vice-Chairman
of NUPENG, Lagos Zonal Council, said
that scarcity of Kerosene had made its
price to go up, thus making it
unaffordable for the masses.
He urged the Federal Government to
come to the aid of the masses, who could
not afford the price of cooking gas, by
making kerosene available at the depots
and filling stations.
He said, "It is very sad that things are
going on this way, for the past two
weeks, there is no supply of kerosene
to any of the depots in Lagos.
"The two refineries in the country
have not been pumping kerosene to
the depots.
"This has forced the marketers that
have the product in their stations to
increase the price by over 60 per cent.
"This is not the right time for our
refineries to stop kerosene production,
as everybody cannot depend on gas.
"Common man cannot afford the price
of cylinder and cooking gas. Our
mothers in the village depend on
kerosene, an essential household
commodity, to cook.
"Government should address the issue
and alleviate the sufferings of the
masses by making the product
available."
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