- Says Violent Protests Disrupted Fuel Supply
- We Have 2billion Litres Of Petrol In Stock' - Kyari
By Israel Onwudiwe (Energy Editor)
Contrary to rumours of fuel scarcity, the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the nation has stock of sufficient petroleum products known as Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
In a statement on Tuesday by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr. Kennie Obateru, the NNPC boss said the corporation currently has a PMS stock capacity of 60 days in its depots, enough to ensure availability in the system. He blamed the queues observed in most petrol stations in some parts of the country on the existing curfew in lagos State which has restricted movements and also disrupted the free flow of vehicular movements.
Kyari advised motorists against panic-buying of fuel products, claiming that the Corporation has over 2billion litres of petrol in stock to guarantee uninterrupted supply nationwide for at least 60-day.
“The disruptions or curtailment of free flow of vehicular movement occasioned by the ‘End SARS Protests’ and the attendant curfews, restrictions, and vandalism, particularly in Lagos obviously affected petroleum products movement and distribution. With the easing of the curfews and restrictions of movement by various state governors, normalcy is expected to return to the petroleum products supply chain in the next couple of days,” said Kyari.
He further assured that NNPC is committed to its policy of total elimination of fuel scarcity in the country. Kyari added that the NNPC has put in place modalities to ensure petroleum products sufficiency in the country at all times. NNL.