Fuel Scarcity: NNPC apologizes to Nigerians

Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has apologized to Nigerians for the lingering fuel scarcity that has resulted in long queues across the country.

The state-owned oil firm assured citizens that it was working tirelessly to ensure that normalcy is restored within the shortest possible time.

“We once again apologize to Nigerians for the inconveniences as we work assiduously to avoid a repeat of this distressing situation,” NNPC wrote on Twitter.

The corporation then explained that measures have been put in place to resolve the fuel crisis.

“We have stepped up measures designed to eliminate the challenges experienced by the public in accessing petrol across the country

“Operation “1 cargo per day” has led to the noticeable reduction in the length of fuel queues across the country especially in Lagos and Abuja

“Under this operation, NNPC takes delivery of one daily cargo of PMS (45m litres) for onward distribution to fuel stations across the country

“The challenges are worsened by unrestrained attacks on crude supply lines and strikes at various agencies in Lagos.

“Marketers have also faced fiscal challenges in importing fuel and we have filled the gap, proving a 30-day buffer arrangement,” NNPC said.

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