Fuel scarcity: BNPC reassures Nigerians on adequate supply
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Friday reassured Nigerians of its determination to end the lingering fuel scarcity across the nation.
NNPC in a statement by its Group General Manager Group Public Affairs Division, Garba Deen Muhammed, said it has enough fuel to supply across the country.
It reads: “NNPC Ltd once again assures Nigerians that it has enough stock of peteolpet products for distribution across the country and is working assiduously with partners to ensure the product reaches every part of the country.
“NNPC is further intensifying efforts to resolve distribution hitches being experienced in some parts of the country due to logistics issues.
“To this effect, NNPC is engaging depot operators to load products round the clock to accelerate the restoration of normal distribution.
“NNPC is also engaging the services of government security agencies to ensure that all products loaded get to the right destination.
“We urge Nigerians to continue to be patient as we strive to restore the situation to normalcy ”
Nigerians have ensured over three weeks of fuel scarcity after it emerged that some importers of Premium Motor Spirit brought in adulterated products into the country.
The five importers have, however, denied the accusations.
In separate statements, they insisted that the OMS imported by them met stringent conditions.
They stated that NNPC should be held responsible for the adulteration of their products.
The scarcity that followed the discovery led to the price of the product rising from N162 per litre to as much as N1,000 in different parts of the country.
Repeated assurances by NNPC and Federal Government officials about spirited effurts to end the fuel scarcity have failed to translate into the availability of PMS at filling stations.
Many car owners have resorted to public transport even as fares have gone up.
The sutuayos compounded by the heat arising from the dry season..