Fuel Scarcity: NNPC Is Expecting 250 Million Litres Of Petrol
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC is determined to end fuel scarcity.
The Corporation announced on Wednesday that it was expecting up to 5 ships, each filled with 50 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as fuel, in the country in the next three days.
It said the move was to bridge the shortage in the volume of fuel available for supply and distribution and make the queues in many filling stations across the country to disappear once and for all.
The corporation stated that its downstream subsidiary, the Nigerian Products Marketing Company, had increased the number of trucks that move petrol from its depots to 1,300 per day in order to improve distribution and curb supply hiccups.
Last week, the Federal Government directed the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to ensure that queues for petrol were cleared within a week.
Although Kachikwu told journalists in Abuja that a number of measures had been put in place to address the situation, the queues persisted till Tuesday but reduced on Wednesday in Abuja and neighbouring states.
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