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Scarcity of aviation fuel yesterday disrupted flights at airports nationwide.

Many domestic carriers including DANA Air had their flights between Lagos and Uyo rescheduled due to the scarcity of JetA -1, another name for aviation.

Passengers at airport terminals had to wait for hours to meet up with rescheduled flights.

At the Lagos Airport flights were also adjusted.

Worried over the trend, an operator in the oil and gas sector: CITA Petroleum Limited will today hold a stakeholders meeting on jet fuel supply in Nigeria.

The meeting will in Lagos as a platform to proffer a solution that will remove all identified challenges.

According to a statement by the Chief Executive Officer of CITA, Mr Thomas Ogungbangbe, the meeting will provide stakeholders the opportunity to solve the current supply difficulties in Nigeria and propose solutions against re- occurrence which will have spiral effects on Nigeria’s status as a major hub of the aviation fuel industry in West Africa.

He said the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Manager, in charge of Commercial Fuel Campaigns, Mr Gerardo Mesias will attend the meeting to consider implementation of a short term measure to effectively manage supply disruptions as they may occur.

The meeting will also explore the necessity to plan long term solutions on how to enhance the jet fuel supply chain from-marine terminals to Nigerian airports.


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