Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC Limited), Thursday, assured of adequate supply of petroleum products nationwide.
In a statement in Abuja, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Mr. Garba Deen Muhammad appealed for calm and cautioned motorist to avoid panic buying of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol.
According to the NNPC spokesperson, the corporation has over thirty days supply of the commodity in stock, noting that the fuel scarcity witnessed in Abuja and some other parts of the country was temporary.
Muhammad blamed the current scarcity in Abuja and environs on the heavy flooding in Lokoja, Kogi State, which made it difficult for trucks conveying petroleum products to Abuja and environs to navigate the roads.
He said: “NNPC Limited wishes to inform the general public that it has sufficient stock of petroleum products, and the public should not give in to panic buying.
“The current queue situation in some parts of Abuja and its environs is as a result of delays in arrival of fuel trucks. This is happening as a result of heavy flooding that has submerged parts of the highway passing through Lokoja, Kogi State and also an incidence of a failed road section around Badegi-Agaie highway in Niger State.
“Consequently, vehicles, especially fuel tankers, are finding alternative roads to get to their intended destinations. NNPC Limited is working assiduously, in collaboration with relevant government agencies, to open up this major highway.
“While we do that, we urge the general public to remain calm and not to engage in panic buying of petroleum products. The current situation is temporary and has nothing to do with shortage of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) as the NNPC Ltd has a thirty-day products’ sufficiency.”
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