NNPCL’s Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Mr. Garba Deen Muhammad, has said in a statement that the company’s most recent updates, revealed that there would be a massive stock of a total of 2.1 billion liters of petrol ahead of the governorship elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria claimed that the NNPCL reported that activities had restarted at the depots and that trucks were being sent to different regions of the nation.
NNPCL’s Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Mr. Garba Deen Muhammad, said in a statement that the company’s most recent updates, which were issued on Saturday, revealed a total of 2.1 billion liters of Premium petrol stock.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Ltd. also blamed fuel queues on the restrictions on commerce and mobility during the presidential and National Assembly elections, which have caused the formation of these queues in Abuja and other areas around the nation.
According to Muhammad, this amounted to 0.9 billion liters in all national land depots and 1.2 billion liters on marine vessels.
This, according to him, was sufficient as of March 4 for 35 days.
In addition to assuring Nigerians of a steady supply of PMS, Muhammad stated that the NNPCL intended to end the month of March with around 2.8 billion liters, or 47 days’ worth of supply.
“In order to facilitate the holding of the presidential and NASS elections and give Nigerians the opportunity to execute their civic duty, there have been pockets of queueing in Abuja and other regions of the nation.
“Though, business has now restarted at the depots, and trucks are being sent to different regions of the nation.
“We anticipate everything to return to normal during the following few days.
“As the governor and state assembly elections approach, NNPC Ltd. and all its partners and stakeholders will continue to collaborate to guarantee seamless delivery of petroleum products,” he said.
Thus, he urged Nigerians not to indulge in irrational purchasing.