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NNPC to begins 24-hour depot, retail services to clear fuel queues

The managing director of PPMC, an NNPC subsidiary, Umar Ajiya, said the NNPC took delivery of two cargoes with 50 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). He also said that the corporation was expected to take delivery of a minimum of one cargo per day going forward The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) claimed it has adopted a 24-hour depot and retail services to clear the fuel queues in Abuja, Lagos and many states across the country.

Dr Victor Babatunde Adeniran, NNPC chief operating officer, Ventures and chairman of the NNPC special task force on fuel monitoring made this known after an on-the-spot monitoring of NNPC Retail stations and those of Major and Independent Marketers in Abuja.

He said the NNPC has taken adequate measures to normalize products supply situation in the country.

On Wednesday, December 13, the managing director of PPMC, an NNPC subsidiary, Umar Ajiya, said the NNPC took delivery of two cargoes with 50 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol. Going further, he said that the corporation was expected to take delivery of a minimum of one cargo per day going forward.

“Rising up to the challenge, we have moved our operations to 24 hours in all our depots, we have moved our products ourselves to all our affiliate stations on a 24-hours basis,” he explained. “The genesis of the whole problem was the rumor of the planned increase of petrol price by the NNPC. There is no iota of truth in that, therefore, Nigerians should calm down; they do not need to rush to buy products and hoard.”

According to report reaching us, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Tuesday, December 12, urged the federal government to fish out those behind the fuel scarcity. NAIJ.com gathered that the apex northern socio-cultural group, wondered why there should be fuel scarcity at this period when there had been steady supply of the product since the pump price was increased over two years ago.

The national publicity secretary of the group, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, in a communiqué issued after its meeting, read in part: “The meeting expressed deep concern over the present fuel scarcity being experienced nationwide, resulting in long queues in petrol filling stations which cause untold hardship to commuters and motorists, especially in this Yuletide period

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