A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

NNPC dispels rumour of fuel scarcity over planned NLC strike

*The scene of a fuel queue in Abuja.

Ike Amos

04 November 2018, Sweetcrude, Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Sunday, debunked claims of an impending petroleum products scarcity in the country, due to a planned strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.

The NNPC, in a statement by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, advised motorists not to engage in panic buying as the corporation would do all it could to ensure the strike action does not impact negatively on fuel distribution nationwide.

He said the NNPC had 39 days petroleum products sufficiency and about 25 days products availability on land, stressing that motorists and other consumers of petroleum products are assured of adequate stock to meet their energy needs.

“Providing information on the petroleum products stock level became necessary to dispel suggestions that the threat of strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) would result in a slip into a round of products shortages across the country,” Ughamadu noted.

He stated that Nigerians should remain vigilant and volunteer information to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) or to any law enforcement agency around them, on any station that attempts to take advantage of any prevailing situation in the country at the expense of the consumers.

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