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Oil marketers to be paid N156bn on Thursday

29 April 2015, 15:07

Abuja - The Federal Government has stated that oil marketers would on Thursday receive the sum of N156bn as it expressed concern over the fuel scarcity being witnessed in some parts of the country, Punch reports.

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, stated this while speaking during an interview with journalists shortly after declaring open the 20th conference of Directors General of Customs of the World Customs Organisation.

Also read: Marketers warn of impending fuel scarcity

The minister while sympathising with Nigerians whose lives are being disrupted by queues, said the government is working hard to end the scarcity within the shortest time possible.

She said despite the revenue challenges facing the government, the issue of fuel subsidy payments to oil marketers had always been prioritised by the Federal Government.

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