The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured motorists and other petroleum products consumers in Abuja and its environs not to engage in panic buying.
NNPC wishes to state that the corporation and other relevant government agencies are in consultation with the leadership of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), a move that has led to the union’s reconsideration of its threat to stop dispatches at some depot earlier today.
The members of the PTD had this morning threatened to prevent loadings from the depot over portions of Mokwa-Jebba Road which they had considered were in bad state.
Relevant government agencies have stepped in with a view to addressing the concerns of members of the union.
NNPC seizes this opportunity to further warn marketers not to hoard products as law enforcement agencies, working with industry regulators, have been detailed to take appropriate measures against any defaulter.
The corporation assures that there are enough petroleum products to guarantee relief to petroleum products consumers.
Group General Manager
Group Public Affairs Division,
31st January, 2017.