Port Harcourt — The Rivers State Government has dispelled the fear of scarcity of petroleum products in the state, as a result of attacks on tankers and filling stations across the country.
Rivers State Commissioner of Energy and Natural Resources, Dr. Peter Medee, said petroleum marketers have given the assurance that there will be availability of products, as they will soon commenced loading.
Medee also warned people against panic buying and storing of petroleum products at home to prevent fire outbreaks.
He assured marketers and depot owners of adequate security, saying that the Rivers state government will ensure that their businesses and investment are protected.
“I want to state categorically that the #EndSars protest has not affected distribution of products in Rivers State.
“The issue that may have happened in other states we have not experienced it in Rivers State, in terms of this sector.
“So it is our concern to make Rivers people understand that there is no need for panic buying, because we have made contact with all the depots and the issue of security in the state is being reviewed and as soon as possible, they will commenced loading.
“So there is no need for Rivers people to begin
panic buying. It is our concern that Rivers people do not get into panic buying and storing of petrol at home because of the adverse consequences in terms of fire and other associated risks.”