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We Have Enough Fuel For 60 Days, Says NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has advised Nigerians to refrain from panic buying of petroleum products because the national stock, especially of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol is enough to last the country for over 60 days.

The assurance of sustainable fuel supply came yesterday from the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari.

He told newsmen in Abuja that the country has PMS to serve her for over 60-days and charged the people not to engage in any panic buying because the stock of the products is adequate.

Kyari spoke on the heels of both the federal and state governments deploying various strategies including stay-at-home order to Nigerians to help contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

On how the corporation hopes to ensure the supply of petrol in a critical period the country has found itself, Kyari said that the NNPC had the support of all stakeholders to ensure adequate supply of petroleum products in the country.

He said: “There is absolutely no scarcity anywhere; our supply is robust, we have fuel that will last this country even for 60-days if assuming we do not import any.

“Of course, people because of the pandemic, stay at home, may try to conserve fuel; there is no need to do this. Maintain your normal life, we have secured all assurances that trucks will be moving freely across the country throughout this period of difficulty and supply will be sustained,’’ he said.

He appealed to Nigerians no to flood fuel stations as there was no need for that.Commenting on the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) order to petrol tankers drivers to vacate the depots, Kyari said that NNPC would continue to engage them.

“No restrictions; as we speak now loading is going on, trucks are moving around, no action like that will come to fruition,’’ he added.

SOURCE: Leadership