Nigerians have no need to worry about fuel scarcity ahead of the yuletide. So says the head of the NNPC.

Since 1999 till 2015, Nigerians have become accustomed to panic buying and hording of petrol from December till February in the new year.

On Tuesday, NNPC announced that it has stored over 2 billion liters of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, to ensure a hitch-free holiday.

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Speaking after his investiture as a special marshal by the Federal Road Safety Corps, the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, said adequate measures were in place to ensure that motorists had unimpeded access to fuel.

Baru said the provision of adequate petroleum products would not only ease transportation but also make the roads safer for motorists.

“As we speak, the NNPC has over 2 billion litres of petrol and we want to sustain this level from now on up until the end of the year and beyond. This volume will give the country product sufficiency of about 60 days, well above the standard 30 days sufficiency threshold.”

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