By AbdulSalam Muhammad
Kano â€” A high powered delegation of PPMC official blamed marketers for engaging in sharp practices that led toÂ the scarcity of petroleum products in Kano and several other northern states in recent days.
Group General Manager, Public Relations, Mr. Levi Ajuonuma, told journalists in Kano at the end an assessment tour, that the Kano shortage was artificial, explaining that most of those who are in possession of the commodity failed to comply with the rule.
â€œThere is no scarcity in Kano. Our supply situation is robust and what we have experienced in the last few days was occasioned by sharp practices by marketers who had simply failed to comply with theÂ rule, all in the name of profiteering.â€
Ajuonuma stated that the DPR has been directed to apply the big stick on whoever is found wanting in the distribution chain, maintaining that profiteering has been at the centre of the recent shortage.
He further stated that artificial scarcity in Kano has also triggered off panic buying by customers, adding that the NNPC depots in the state is wet with the product.
He assured Nigeria that they have enough quantity for consumption through out the autumn, maintaining that relevant agencies in the distribution chain have been directed to be alive to their responsibility.