The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday explained why queues resurfaced in Abuja petrol stations.
The corporation said the queues were ripple effect of the strike that oil workers under the umbrella of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) embarked upon before it was suspended on Tuesday.
The NNPC, however, advised residents of the nation’s capital and indeed Nigerians, to desist from panic buying of petroleum products as it has stock that could last for 30 days.
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The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Malam Garba Deen, who made this known in a statement, noted that “as a result, all PENGASSAN members have since resumed work on Wednesday, 13th July, 2016.
“Therefore any perceived or visible shortage of petrol is only a ripple effect of the period when the strike was in progress and does not represent a shortage in supply.
“Members of the public are advised not to engage in panic buying as there is no shortage of petrol.
“The Corporation has sufficient fuel that will last for over 30 days”.