Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC Ltd., has given reasons for the sudden reappearance of fuel queues sound various parts of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
The company hinted that there are currently very low load-outs of the Petroleum Motor Spirit, PMS, leaving the recognised depots in the country.
On Monday, as contained in a statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Department, Garba Muhammad, he said this usually happened during a long public holidays, hence the Sallah celebrations.
The Group General Manager said another contributing factor to the sudden appearances of queues was the increased fuel purchases which was also common with returning residents of the FCT from the public holidays.
NNPC Moves to Address Challenges
According to the Agency Report, NNPC and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority in conjunction with their marketing partners have taken necessary measures to ramp up load-outs from all depots.
He said, “We assure all residents of the FCT, and indeed all Nigerians, that we have ample local supplies and national stock in excess of 2.5 billion litres, with sufficiency of more than 43 days.”