Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and one of its downstream subsidiaries, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Thursday, assured Nigerians of availability of sufficient petroleum products to guarantee steady supply of the commodity nationwide during the Easter period.
In a statement in Abuja, Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Mr. Musa Lawan, stated that although there were restrictions of movement orders in parts of the country, PPMC had maintained steady supply of petroleum products across the country.
Lawan added that the PPMC has enough products in its marine and land depots that could last the country another two months.
He said, “I want to assure Nigerians that the PPMC has enough petroleum products to go round as they prepare to celebrate Easter. We have up to 2.53 billion litres both in marine and in our inland depots. There is enough petroleum products in stock, and as we speak, some vessels laden with petroleum products are en route to the country.”
He revealed that the PPMC would soon automate its processes, maintaining that the deployment of the application would reduce face-to-face interactions with marketers and promote transparency of all its operations.
He commended the Association of Distributors and Transporters of Petroleum (ADTOP), the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), operations staff at the depots and other stakeholders for ensuring the free flow of petroleum products to every nook and cranny of the country in spite of the restriction of movement in some states of the Federation.
He also urged Nigerians to avoid panic buying or stock-piling of petroleum products because of the associated danger and risks.