NNPC begins 24hr loading to eliminate fuel queues nationwide



Oscarline Onwuemenyi

06 April 2016, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has reportedly imported several cargoes of fuel into the country in a bid to ease the current fuel scarcity.

This information was contained in a statement by the Managing Director and CEO of Capital Oil and Gas, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah on behalf of the company to its esteemed customers and Nigerians alike, calling on everyone to remain calm while promising that the queues will be eliminated soon.

The NNPC has a through-put agreement with Capital Oil and Gas Industry Limited for the use of the depot facilities of the latter for the discharge of petroleum products to retailers.

The statement, which was posted on the company’s Facebook page and circulated via text message, noted that “This is to inform our valued customers and the general public that NNPC has brought enough fuel cargoes into the country.

“Consequently, Capital Oil has commenced massive 24hours loading in a bid to meet NNPC’s target of eliminating fuel queues nationwide within the next few days.

“We also wish to discourage Nigerians from panic buying and hoarding while calling on everyone to stop patronizing the activities of black marketers.”

The post ended with a call by the Capital oil boss for the public to “Support NNPC!”

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