Nigeria: NNPC Blames Return Of Large Fuel Queues On #EndSARS Protests 1

Nigeria: NNPC Blames Return Of Large Fuel Queues On #EndSARS Protests

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, blamed the return of large queues in petrol stations across the country on the EndSARS protest.

Yesterday, most petrol stations in Abuja were shut down, while the few ones still dispensing the fuel witnessed large queues of vehicles.

Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr Kennie Obateru, while reacting to the queues,advised motorists against panic, stating that the corporation currently have over two billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, which is another word for fuel is in stock.

He said: “The disruptions/curtailment of the free flow of vehicular movement occasioned by the end SARS protests and the attendant curfews/ restrictions and vandalism, particularly in Lagos, must have affected petroleum products supply.

“With the easing of the curfews /restriction of movement by various state governors, normalcy is expected to return to the petroleum products supply chain in the next couple of days.

He stated that the current fuel stock is enough to last the country 60 days, adding that supply of fuel is expected to normalise within the next few days.

“There is no need for panic-buying, rest assured that the NNPC has over two billion litres of premium motor spirit (petrol) in stock to guarantee steady supply and at least 60 -day-product supply sufficiency to the entire country.”

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