01 January 2019, Sweetcrude, Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has given an assurance of steady fuel supply in 2019 and beyond, stating that it has put in place adequate arrangements to guarantee petroleum products supply across the country to meet consumers’ demand.
In a statement in Abuja, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, also felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the New Year, while he wished everyone a joyous and prosperous New Year.
He also advised motorists and other consumers of petroleum products against panic buying, saying the corporation holds a stock of 30 billion litres of petrol and 90,000 metric tonnes of kerosene, expected to last 60 days, assuming no fresh consignment is added.
Baru once again stated that the price of petrol remains N145 per litre, while he admonished petroleum products consumers to report any station which sells above the recommended price to any offices of the Industry regulatory agency, the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, or other law enforcement agencies, for appropriate sanction.
He also advised communities hosting the NNPC’s facilities, such as pipelines, pump stations, among others, to restrain their wards from tampering with the national assets to guard against fire incidents, instances of which he noted, were recorded in some parts of the country in recent times due to the unwholesome acts of some individuals in the communities.