04 March 2016, Lagos — As a way of rescue to the current fuel scarcity in the country, the management of Pipelines and Product Marketing Company,
PPMC, in line with the honourable minister of state for petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu’s effort to provide an effective intervention, has flooded Abuja with 31 high capacity truckloads of PMS- each with approximately 60,000 litres- just as another 25 is expected tomorrow.
The 31 intervention trucks that have arrived the city of Abuja have been deployed to areas of need. This became possible following the partnership between NNPC Retail and Capital Oil and Gas.
In addition, 150 trucks have been provided by A. A. Rano, Azman, and Rahamaniyya. According to the MD, PPMC Mrs. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, these interventionist efforts will continue until the queues dissipate.
Furthermore, despite not being a regulator, PPMC has made an extra effort to curb the effect of the fuel crisis on the general public by deploying staff to petrol stations across Abuja for round-the-clock monitoring.
It is believed that with these measures, normalcy will return to Abuja and its environs in no time.
Motorists are therefore advised for the umpteenth time not to engage in panic buying as this will encourage the activities of hoarders. They are also advised to be vigilant and to report any observed sharp practices and other identified areas of need.
*Emeka Aginam – Vanguard