Long queues have taken over most petroleum
filling stations within Federal Capital Territory,
FCT as motorists scramble to get products
yesterday. However, Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation NNPC in response
urged motorists in Abuja, its environs and other
parts of the Country not to engage in any panic
buying of petroleum products.
NNPC assures motorists that the Corporation
has robust stock of PMS, otherwise called petrol,
which is sufficient to serve the nation for more
than 30 days.
According to a statement signed by the Group
General Manager Group Public Relations,
NNPC Ndu Ughamadu, “this plea comes on the
heels of queues noticeable in some fuel stations,
especially in Abuja.”
“Motorists are advised to report any marketer
selling above N145 per litre of petrol or
hoarding the products to the Department of
Petroleum Resources (DPR) which is statutorily
empowered to deal with such issues.”
He explained that Department of Petroleum
Resources, DPR has offices located in all parts
of the country to enforce compliance on official
price.
He also assured that law enforcement
agencies would mete out appropriate
sanctions to operators of fuel stations who
engage in hoarding or sell products above the
recommended band.
But investigations have showed that Petrol
scarcity that abated last week became worse
yesterday the FCT with motorists queuing in
the few petrol stations that had products the
Premium Motor Spirit PMS. Queues at most
filling stations were not only noticeable but also
created gridlock on the highways. Some of the
NNPC mega stations that long queues have
taken over the premises include: Mega station
on Kubwa Expressway and Olusegun Obasanjo
expressway and central Area mega station close
to World trade center. Situation at other private
owned filling stations make no difference.

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