Fuel queues have resurfaced at Lagos’ filling stations and Nigeria’s oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is frantically looking for ways to end it.

On Monday, the corporation said it had increased the fuel-laden trucks supplying fuel to the city by 50 trucks, asking motorists not to engage in panic buying.

Mr Ndu Ughamadu, who is NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, told newsmen in Lagos that the queues at filling stations would soon disappear.

“About 250 trucks have begun to discharge petrol to Lagos, compared to less than 200 trucks allocated to Lagos at the weekend.

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“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.

Lagos, he said, is currently being supplied by members of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, MOMAN.

The NNPC spokesperson 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.

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