The blame game is on as motorists continue to endure biting fuel scarcity across several parts of Nigeria.

In Kaduna, it is the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN in the state versus the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

The NNPC has accused the independent marketers of hoarding products and causing artificial scarcity.

Meanwhile, the marketers have dismissed the allegation and instead accused NNPC of being unable to meet supply demands.

The IPMAN Kano Zonal chairman, Bashir Dan-Malam told newsmen in Kano on Saturday that NNPC is to blame.

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“Kano metropolis alone requires no fewer than 250 trucks of the commodity daily while the other four states under the zone needs about 100 trucks each on daily basis.

He said when the scarcity started about two weeks ago, the zone was being allocated only 50 tankers which were grossly inadequate to meet the public demand.

“It was only on Friday we received 114 trucks for the zone since the scarcity of the product started two weeks ago.

“So, Kano and the four other states under the zone require no fewer than 600 trucks of the commodity daily to meet the need of members of the public,” he said.

Dan-Malam therefore described the alleged diversion of 144 petrol tankers in Kano as false and unfounded.

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