No panic buying: NNPC speaks on petrol scarcity in Abuja

Fuel Scarcity

FILE PHOTO: Petrol queue returns to Abuja.

The NNPC Ltd has advised motorists in Abuja not to engage in panic buying of petrol as it has ample supplies of the commodity.

The company’s corporate affairs head Garba Deen Muhammad was reacting to the sudden appearance of fuel queues in parts of the capital.

“This is very likely due to low loadouts at depots which usually happen during long public holidays, in this case, the Sallah celebrations”, Muhammad said on Sunday night.

“Another contributing factor to the sudden appearances of queues is the increased fuel purchases which is also usual with returning residents of the FCT from the public holidays.

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“NNPC and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority ( NMDPRA) in conjunction with our marketing partners have taken necessary measures to ramp up loadouts from all depots.

“We assure all residents of the FCT, and indeed all Nigerians, that we have ample local supplies and national stock in excess of 2.5 billion liters, with sufficiency of more than 43 days.

“The NNPCL hereby advises motorist not to engage in panic buying as supplies are adequate as will become increasingly evident in the coming days”

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