The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has come out to say that it has activated measures to guarantee smooth distribution of petrol across Nigeria throughout the lockdown period amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In a recent statement in Abuja, Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), the NNPC’s downstream subsidiary, Mr. Musa Lawan revealed that the PPMC workforce had been mobilized to offer loading services throughout the envisaged lockdown.
According to him, the assurance is key to make sure the Presidential directive on the lockdown of some states is adhered to without concerns on if pertrol will be available.
He added that motorists and other consumers of petroleum products are warned on panic buying since enough product will be in circulation.
His words, “If you recall, two days ago, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, stated that we have 60 days sufficiency of Premium Motor Spirit. That is very correct. We have about 2.68 billion litres of petrol in-country and in marine storage. At the prevailing daily consumption rate of 45 million litres, that translates to roughly 60 days.”