29 October 2015, Abuja – Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, says it had deployed 306 truckloads of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as fuel, which is about 10 million litres of the product, to some northern states in the country.
The corporation, in a statement by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, said the deployment was to quell the queues noticeable in some petrol stations in some northern states, following rumours of an impending fuel scarcity.
NNPC stated that within the last 48 hours, petrol products trucked out to most major cities across the country, especially in the Northern part of the country, had been increased considerably to accommodate some noticeable shock in the system as a result of the growing panic demand for petroleum products in the affected cities.
It said: “We can confirm that an additional daily supply of 306 trucks of PMS, which is the equivalent of over 10 million litres of petrol, has been injected to provide extra daily supply to Kano, Minna, Suleja/Abuja, Gusau, Katsina and Kaduna.
“Similar steps have been taken to consolidate the prevailing stable fuel supply situation in the Gombe, Bauchi, Jos, Yola and Maiduguri axis.”
NNPC, however, advised members of the public to refrain from panic purchase of petroleum products, noting that there was enough products in store to satisfy demand.