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Scarcity: NNPC Channels More Fuel To Abuja

Sopuruchi Onwuka

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is moving more petrol volumes to Abuja as it battles resurgence of scarcity in the capital city.


The corporation stated in a media release yesterday that additional trucks of petrol have been sent to arrest the emerging fuel queues in some fuel stations in Abuja.


NNPC explained that it has increased the fuel truck- out to Abuja and environs from the usual average of 160 trucks per day to 250 trucks (8.25 million litres) to arrest the lull experienced due to last weekend’s State House of Assembly re-run election in Niger State which affected truck movement from the Suleja depot.


While calling on members of the public to refrain from all forms of hoarding, diversion and panic buying of petroleum products, the Corporation assured of availability of petrol to meet the demand of consumers in Abuja and beyond.


“Apart from the additional injection of volumes of petrol into the market, the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC has stepped up monitoring across fuel stations to ensure strict compliance with laid down rules and regulations on the sales and distribution of petroleum products,’’ NNPC stated.


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