The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured that it has enough volume of petrol in stock to satisfy the nation’s domestic consumption requirement, noting that the prevailing fuel queues in some major cities across the country have nothing to do with the lack of supply of petroleum products according to reports by THEWILL.
This is in spite of the fact that Apapa in Lagos is almost grounded by tanker drivers that have waited for days to lift product from the various depots.
The truck drivers formed double lanes on the bridges leading to the depots thereby causing serious gridlock on account of lack of petrol at the depots. Motorists are finding it difficult to move on account of this gridlock, from and to Apapa.
Justine Ezeala, executive director, commercial, Pipeline and Products Marketing Company, while speaking at a press conference convened to update the public on the current fuel supply situation, said a projected volume of 1.4 billion litres of petrol were available for distribution to fuel stations across the country all through the month of November.
Oladipo Fagbola of NNPC Retail, while throwing more light on the operations of the NNPC Retail, said in addition to the commencement of the 24-hour service, the company had opened up some hotlines to enable members of the public provide useful feedback and intelligence on the operations of mega and affiliate filling stations across the country. The hotlines, according to him, include: 08057008021, 08052195801 and 08100941174.
He urged members of the public to provide useful information to assist the Corporation achieve its mandate and responsibility to the fuel consumers.
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