The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Following noticeable fears among motorists and private individuals in Abuja and its environs on account of reoccurrence of long queues, yesterday, at filling stations in the Federal Capital Territory, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation have again warned people against indiscriminate buying of petrol and storing it for future use.
Recall earlier that the ongoing protests and curfews imposed in different parts of the country proported to cause a shortage in the supply chain and with the easing of the curfews and restriction of movement by various state government, the NNPC earlier promised normalcy is expected in the supply chain.
90 % of dispensing facilities had been shut in the FCT and other states. But Mr Kennie Obateru, the corporation’ spokeperson reaffirmed that there is no cause for alarm, as there is sufficient product to cater for buyers.
A close scrutiny of Abuja showed that a lot of petrol outlets were shut, including some NNPC retail stations. Most of the facilities visited yesterday had been closed since Monday evening.
As at Monday evening no fuel station was selling to motorists along Kubwa and Airport Road, except Shema at the Katempe area of the city.
The turnout of things has caused traffic in locations where the commodity is being dispensed, and fuel is being sold at N250 per litre contrary to N160 official pump price.
The vice president, of Petrol Marketers Association, Mr Abubakar Shettima, added that most trucks used for transporting fuel had been abandoned infuel depots across Lagos.The association statedthe scenario could last for two weeks, and marketers’ are prone to much losses.
An anonymouss in the organisation also stated that the situation was caused by the protests which ced some dealers to shut operations.
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