Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has announced the deployment of additional trucks of petrol to arrest the emerging fuel queues in some fuel stations in the Federal Capital Territory FCT.
NNPC in a release signed by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ohi Alegbe explained that it has increased the fuel truck- out to Abuja and environs from the usual average of 160 trucks per day to 250 trucks, 8.25 million litres 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.
While calling on members of the public to refrain from all forms of hoarding, diversion and panic buying of petroleum products, the Corporation assured 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 stated. Investigation reveals that some stations around FCT are witnessing queues as commuters were anxious to get fuel yesterday.

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