APC and NNPC Shuts Down the Scarcity Rumours, Floods the Entire Nation with 2 Billion Litres of Petrol
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has urged Nigerians to disregard rumours of an impending scarcity of petrol in the country.
In a statement issued by Ndu Ughamadu, the NNPC Spokesman, on Friday, the Corporation said that such rumours were “tales fabricated by mischief makers, with the intent to create undue panic in the prevailing sanity in the fuel supply and distribution matrix across the country”.
“The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has once again appealed to Nigerians, to disregard trending social media report of an impending fuel scarcity, due to purported refusal by some oil marketers to lift products from depots”, the statement read.
The State Oil firm reassured Nigerians that it already has an ample stock of over one billion litres of petrol, with over two billion litres secured for April, through imports of 48 vessels, with each having a capacity of 50 million litres of petrol.
It said that there is “no need for panic buying or hoarding of petroleum products, in anticipation of a phantom scarcity”.