18 October 2012, Sweetcrude, KADUNA – THE Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, said Thursday the incessant fuel queues in the country were a result of panic buying due to deliberate misinformation.
Alhaji Sanusi Abdulkarim, the Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, branch Chairman of PENGASSAN, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Kaduna.
He was reacting to the current, sporadic fuel scarcity across Nigeria’s major cities.
“It is based on the penchant for raising false alarm over the production, pricing, demand and supply chains, otherwise there is no cause for these queues.”
Abdulkarim noted however that the ongoing Turn Around Maintenance of Port Harcourt and Warri Refineries had contributed to the shortfall in supply.
He said he was convinced there was no plan by the Federal Government to increase the price of fuel as some people were assuming.
“We should stop raising false alarm over what we have sufficiently in the country,” he further admonished.