Need some free petrol? Well, all you need is join the Nigerian Product Marketing Company, NPMC in prayers to catch a filling station that is hoarding fuel and claiming there is scarcity.

Once anyone is caught, you will be entitled to as much free petrol as you want.

This is coming from Mr Umar Ajiya, who is the Managing Director, NPMC, who threatened on Wednesday, that petrol from filling stations found to be hoarding products would be confiscated and served free to motorists.

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Ajiya said this after an inspection of six stations around the FCT in company of other officials from Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

According to him, the disappearance of long queues in Abuja is as a result of hard work and effort between sister agencies – the NPMC, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, and security agencies.

“We moved our operations to 24 hours in all depots and affiliate retail stations. Similarly, our majors have done the same in Abuja to complement our efforts.

“In addition, we increased our truck-out capacity to over 1,300 a day. As you can see, trucks are arriving at several stations.

“We had also beefed up surveillance and directed to serve motorists free petrol confiscated from depots or filling stations found to be hoarding products,” Aliya said.

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He added: “The genesis of the whole problem was the proposed increase in price, but we had since debunked that. There was no iota of truth in that and people should not indulge in panic buying.”

Plans, he said, had been put in place to ensure steady supply of products all through the Christmas season and beyond.

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