Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has disclosed that one of its subsidiaries, Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, had been mandated to increase fuel and other petroleum products supply to some major cities in the northern part of the country, especially the North-West, in order to avoid possible fuel crisis.
This was contained in a statement made available yesterday, which also disclosed some practical steps taken so far to eliminate the noticeable fuel queues in some major cities in the northern axis caused by tales of an impending fuel scarcity.
The corporation in a release signed by the group general manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ohi Alegbe, stated that within the last 48 hours petrol products truck-out to most major cities across the country, especially in the northern part of the country, had been increase considerably to accommodate some noticeable shock in the system as a result of the growing panic demand for petroleum products in the affected cities.
According to him, “We can confirm that an additional daily supply of 306 trucks of PMS which is the equivalent of over 10 million litres of petrol has been injected to provide extra daily supply to Kano, Minna, Suleja/Abuja, Gusau, Katsina as well as Kaduna,”
The NNPC also noted that similar steps had been taken to consolidate the prevailing stable fuel supply situation in the Gombe, Bauchi, Jos, Yola and Maiduguri axis.
The corporation advised members of the public to refrain from panic purchase of petroleum products noting that there are enough products in store to satisfy demand.