The Adamawa State branch of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association has urged the Federal Government to settle the balance of its members’ transport allowance.
The branch Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Butu, who made the call while speaking to newsmen on Tuesday in Yola, lauded the Petroleum Equalisation Fund for earlier payment.
Butu said the part payment had help a lot in tackling the fuel scarcity that hit Adamawa and Taraba States.
He said: “We are grateful to government for the part payment made to our members and hope the balance would be paid very soon.
“Our members supply 75 per cent of fuel to motorists hence the need to address our problems for steady supply of fuel nationwide.”
The branch chairman also expressed concern over the attempt to create division in the ranks of the petroleum marketers in the state.
According to Butu, his executive committee has gone to court in addition to writing to the Yola Depot Manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on the impostors.
Butu further said the group was using the problem of leadership crisis at the centre to create another crisis in the state.
He said: “Adamawa has problem of insecurity and Internally Displaced Persons.
“We don’t need to go and import a national problem.”