In order to curtail fuel scarcity, diversion, hoarding and long queue at the filling stations across Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, is seeking collaboration with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.
The ties will ensure NSCDC deploys more Personnel to various depots across the Federation and to escort trucks loaded with petroleum products from the depots to the final destination of discharging at the filling Stations.
According to a statement by the NSCDC national spokesman, ACC Emmanuel Okeh, the request was contained in a letter by the NNPC’s director of Human Resources, Sam Otoboeze.
The letter commended the Corps for its efforts in curtailing the recent problem of fuel scarcity, diversion, hoarding and long queue at the filling stations across the nation.
This request, according to NNPC, is to curtail acts of diversion of products and other illicit acts that might lead to artificial hoarding and scarcity of the products, thereby bringing untold hardship on the populace.
Part of the request reads, “on behalf of the Management of NNPC and the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum/GMD Mr. Ibe Kachukwu, we wish to express our sincere appreciation for the continued support given to our Corporation by NSCDC, and we further wish to request for your approval to deploy NSCDC Operatives to escort trucks from our Depots to various designated locations in the country to check product diversions and other sharp practices’’.

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