NNPC speaks on mild fuel queues in Abuja, assures residents of sufficient supply for 43 days


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured all residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and all Nigerians, that they have ample local supplies and national stock in excess of 2.5 billion liters, with sufficiency of more than 43 days.

The corporation in a statement by its spokesperson, Garba Deen Muhammad, said the sudden appearance of fuel queues in parts of Abuja was likely due to low loadouts at depots which usually happened during long public holidays, in this case, the Sallah celebrations.

He said another contributing factor to the sudden appearances of queues was the increased fuel purchases which was also usual with returning residents of the FCT from the public holidays.

Garba Deen Muhammad said NNPC and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) in conjunction with their marketing partners had taken necessary measures to ramp up loadouts from all depots.

He advised motorist not to engage in panic buying as supplies were adequate as would become increasingly evident in the coming days.

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