The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has appealed to motorists in Lagos State not to embark on panic buying of petrol because it had increased the fuel-laden trucks supplying fuel to the city/state by 50 trucks
NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, made the appeal in an interview in Lagos on Monday.
According to him, the queues at filling stations would soon vanish with the new development. He called on members of the public not to indulge in storing petrol in their homes because additional 50 trucks of petrol had been released to Lagos.
“About 250 trucks have begun to discharge petrol to Lagos compared to less than 200 trucks allocated to Lagos at the weekend.
“Motorists are advised to avoid hoarding and panic buying of petrol as the NNPC has sufficient product in stock that will last several days,” he said.
Ughamadu attributed the sudden scarcity of petrol being experienced to a slight change in the distribution network in Lagos.
According to him, Lagos is currently being supplied by members of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN).
He also acknowledged that there was a slight hitch at the Port Harcourt Refinery which he said was caused by power problem.
“The Port Harcourt Refinery is slightly down for now, pending when the problem will be rectified,” he said.