The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has cautioned Nigerians not to engage in panic buying of petrol, saying it has enough product for the country.
The NNPC Limited said this in a statement on Thursday by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Garba Deen Muhammad.
The company said the sudden appearance of fuel queues in parts of Abuja was a result of delays in the arrival of fuel trucks.
The statement read, “This is happening as a result of heavy flooding that has submerged parts of the highway passing through Lokoja, Kogi State, and also an incidence of a failed road section around Badegi-Agaie highway in Niger State.
“Consequently, vehicles, especially fuel tankers, are finding alternative roads to get to their intended destinations.
“NNPC Ltd is working assiduously, in collaboration with relevant government agencies, to open up this major highway.
“While we do that, we urge the general public to remain calm and not to engage in panic buying of petroleum products.
“The current situation is temporary and has nothing to do with a shortage of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) as the NNPC Ltd has a thirty-day products’ sufficiency.
Recalled that long fuel lines resumed at petrol stations in Abuja, the nation’s capital city, with many drivers hustling to get the product.