NNPC has announced the deployment of additional trucks of petrol to arrest the emerging fuel queues in some fuel stations in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said this on Monday in a statement signed by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ohi Alegbe.
The corporation explained that it had increased the fuel supply to the Federal Capital Territory and environs from the usual average of 160 trucks per day to 250 trucks (8.25 million litres).
This development, according to NNPC, was to arrest the lull experienced due to last weekend’s State House of Assembly re-run election in Niger State, which affected truck movement from the Suleja depot.
It called on members of the public to refrain from all forms of hoarding, diversion and panic buying of petroleum products.
The corporation also assured the citizens of availability of petrol to meet the demand of consumers in Abuja and beyond.
“Apart from the additional injection of volumes of petrol into the market, the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) has stepped up monitoring across fuel stations to ensure strict compliance with laid down rules and regulations on the sales and distribution of petroleum products,” NNPC said.