Oil marketers, said the distribution of Premium Motor Spirit was still problematic, but expressed confidence that queues for the product at filling stations would soon disappear.
Dealers under the aegis of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, threatened to shut down operations if the NNPCL continues to deny them direct access to it in terms of payment for products.
Reacting to the order given to the NNPC and marketers on Thursday by the Department of State Services, the oil merchants stated that they had now decided to coordinate themselves in order to clear the queues.
On Thursday, the DSS gave the NNPC and other stakeholders in the downstream sector 48 hours to end the lingering fuel scarcity across the country.
The DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, told journalists in Abuja that the agency held a closed door meeting with stakeholders, who agreed to end the scarcity.
He said all the DSS commands had been placed on red alert and would commence operations to bring defaulters to justice, after the department issued the ultimatum based on its mandate of detecting and preventing threats against the internal security of the country.