Federal Government has assured to address the concerns of oil transporters and distributors to ensure smooth distribution following the high cost of operations and maintenance of trucks used in the distribution of petroleum products.

Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Heineken Lokpobiri, made this known in Abuja, when he met with some of the oil stakeholders in the downstream sector.

The stakeholders include members of the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners NARTO, Petroleum Tankers Drivers PTD, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria IPMAN and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers NUPENG.

The meeting became necessary in view of fuel queues which returned to various fuel stations.

This development is as a result of the suspension of operations by NARTO, in fulfillment of their threat to suspend lifting of petroleum products nationwide and down tools from Monday due to high cost of operations and maintenance.

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