Minutes before the Managing Director/CEO of Capital oil, Ifeanyi Ubah announced the resumption of loading of PMS at his jetty, a frustrated Chinese was seen sitting in front of a gas station looking suicidal. Ifeanyi’s move has broken the ranks of oil marketers and
depot operators, who have refused to import any more products until their outstanding subsidy claims of over N200b is paid by the FG.
Here is an excerpt from the official announcement: “Good day Ladies and Gentlemen of the press! On Saturday 16th May 2015, we received an SMS ordering the suspension of loading activities in all depots from Monday 18th May 2015. We later realized that this directive was as a result of unpaid funds owed to transporters by oil marketers who in turn are owed by the FG. Our facility has the capacity to load over 13 million litres of product before dawn.
This comes to approximately 400 trucks of petroleum products. With this act, it is our belief that once again our citizens will begin to smile, return to normal family and work life. We call on other petroleum marketers to follow suit and save our Nation from this impending economic and social crisis. This is a period that requires patriotism and service to fatherland. Let’s join hands to help our fellow citizens and save Nigeria. We also call on striking bodies to call off the strike action.
Let us work together for the betterment of our people. As we brief you this moment, our truck park, port reception facilities and our depot complex have been ordered opened. We are ordering and resuming discharge of products from vessels at our berths. We have ordered our trucks to commence loading of products and move overnight to every state of the Federation.”….. except Lagos and Abuja. Ntorrr……