The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has urged Nigerians not to panic, following the re-emergence of fuel queues in some parts of Abuja and its environs, explaining the corporation has enough supply in stock.
The NNPC in a statement signed by its group general manager, group public affairs division, Garba Muhammad explained the current queue situation is a result of delays in the arrival of fuel trucks and that the corporation has sufficient stock of petroleum products.
“This is happening as a result of heavy flooding that has submerged parts of the highway through Lokoja, Kogi State and failed sections of the Badegi-Agaie highway in Niger State.
“Consequently, vehicles, especially fuel tankers, are finding alternative roads to get to their intended destinations.
“NNPC Ltd is working assiduously, in collaboration with relevant government agencies, to open up these major highways.
“While we do that, we urge the general public to remain calm and not engage in panic buying of petroleum products.
“The current situation is temporary and has nothing to do with the shortage of premium motor spirit (PMS) as the NNPC Ltd has a 30-day products’ sufficiency,” the statement said.