11 December 2014, Abuja – The Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, has assured consumers that fuel would readily be available across the nation during the yuletide.Also six ships laden with 198,055 tonnes of petrol have arrived Lagos ports, waiting to discharge.The PPMC Media Manager, Mr Nasir Imodagbe, said this in Abuja.
Imodagbe said PPMC had over 32 days’ ample stock of petroleum products available for supply across the nation during the yuletide and beyond.He, therefore, called on the general public to avoid panic buying of petroleum products as adequate measures have been put in place to wet the nation with PMS during the period.
Imodagbe said the agency had also put in mechanism to ensure hitch-free transportation of goods and services during the yuletide period and beyond.
The manager, who spoke against the background of the sudden fuel queues that emerged in Lagos on Tuesday, said the queues would not spread to other parts of the country.
He attributed the queue to Apapa road construction which interrupted loading of petroleum products by marketers from the inland depot in Mosimi.
Imodagbe said the problem had been addressed, and ruled out the possibility of the problem spreading to other parts of the country.
He said apart from the agency having sufficient PMS that could last till early next year, additional 17 PMS-laden vessels had arrived Lagos Port.
Imodagbe urged marketers to support the “zero tolerance for fuel queues” policy across the country.He also advised marketers to desist from hoarding and diversion of petroleum products as any marketer caught in the nefarious act would be sanctioned.
Six ships containing petrol arrive Lagos portsSix ships laden with 198,055 tonnes of petrol have arrived Lagos ports, waiting to discharge.This is contained in a document – Shipping Position – made available to newsmen on Thursday in Lagos by the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA.
According to the document, six other ships are to discharge kerosene, base oil and diesel.
It said that eight more ships sailed into the ports with food items such as rice, bulk sugar and general cargo.
`Shipping Position’ also indicated that 54 ships would be expected at the ports from Dec. 11 to Jan. 2.The document said that 22 of the expected ships would sail into Lagos ports with containers, adding that food items including frozen fish, rice, bulk sugar, bulk salt and buckwheat would arrive in 19 ships.
It added that six other ships would bring in general cargo, while six others would arrive with base oil, aviation fuel, kerosene and petrol.A ship will sail into the ports with vehicles, according to the document.