Oil marketers under the umbrella of the Depots and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria, DAPPMAN, have contributed to the government’s palliative measures by donating 100 numbers of 50-seater buses to cushion the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy on Nigerians.

The marketers who were on a courtesy visit to the President at the State House on Wednesday, 7th June, 2023, threw their weight behind President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s decision to remove fuel subsidy.

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, with chairperson of DAPPMAN, Mrs Winifred Akpani, with other members of the Association

According to Akpani, the mass transit buses will be locally manufactured and be powered by Compressed Natural Gas CNG as fuel.

This pledge was made by the association’s Chairperson, Dame Winifred Akpani on behalf of the Association, who stressed that the interventions will definitely be a long-lasting solution to the effects on Nigerians.

President Tinubu, his vice, Shetima and DAPPMAN members lead by Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on a courtesy visit to the President in the State House, Abuja

Also speaking, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, who led the delegation, described fuel subsidy removal as a bold step needed to free the oil downstream sector of the decades-long encumbrances that inhibited economic growth.

Abiodun disclosed that he is optimistic that the subsidy removal will release potential of Nigeria because it will open a lot of resource for the development of other sectors of the economy.

Story: Hilda Katu