Fuel supply: NNPC re-assures on availability

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NNPC GMD, Maikanti Kacalla Baru
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has re-assured that it has adequate products and urged Nigerians to desist from panic buying.This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, by Alhaji Garba Deen Muhamad, NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division.

“Members of the public are advised not to engage in panic buying as there is no shortage of petrol.

“The corporation has sufficient fuel that will last for over 30 days,” he said

Muhamad added that any perceived or visible shortage of petrol was only a ripple effect of the period when the strike was in progress, adding that “it does not represent a shortage in supply.’’

He noted that the strike embarked by the oil workers’ unions had been called off since midnight of Tuesday.

The unions are the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and National Union of petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).

The assurance is coming on the heels of the sudden appearance of queues on Thursday in some filling stations in Abuja.

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