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Petrol Scarcity: NNPC Assures Of Sufficient Supply

Scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit, (PMS), popular known as petrol has hit the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and it’s environs with majority of filling stations closing up for business since Monday.

Our correspondent reports that most of the filling Stations observed were under lock and key with long queues on the few ones that opened for business.

We gathered that, the situation extended to nearby suburbs such Mararaba, in neighbouring Narasawa state, as well as Suleija in Niger state creating unexpected hardship for commuters as well as motorists in the affected zones.

Some of the passengers who spoke to our Correspondent, along Masalachi junction, in Central Area, decried the development saying apart from the increased costs of transportation, movements from one point to another have become very difficult.

“This is uncalled for at this point in time when people are still trying to recover from the yuletide expenditure. Government should not let this continue beyond today” said a commuter, who simply identified himself as Ayomide.

However, NNPC has assured the public that the Company has sufficient PMS stock to meet the needs of Nigerians.

According to a statement by Garba Deen Muhammad, Group General Manager,
Group Public Affairs Division, there is enough stock for everyone, hence there is no need for panic buying of the product.

“The NNPC Ltd. wishes to assure the public that the Company has sufficient PMS stock to meet the needs of Nigerians. The public is therefore, advised not to engage in panic buying of petrol; and to ignore all rumours that may suggest otherwise.

“In line with the existing laws of the land, NNPC Ltd. is deeply committed to ensuring energy security for the country” he said.

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