The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has again urged Nigerians to disregard reports of fuel scarcity trending on social media report due to the purported refusal by some oil marketers to lift products from depots was false.
This is as Naija News reports that some Petrol stations are allegedly hoarding fuel due to information of fuel scarcity they received, during the week.
The NNPC in a statement, in Abuja, today, by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu appealed to Nigerians to disregard the rumour.
According to him, the tale was fabricated by mischief makers with intent to create undue panic in the prevailing sanity in the fuel supply and distribution matrix across the country.
He said that the NNPC has over one billion litres of petrol in stock while Imports of 48 vessels of 50million liters each have been committed for the month of April 2019 alone.
He noted that there was no need for panic buying or hoarding of petroleum products in anticipation of a phantom scarcity.
Ughamadu reiterated that the pump price of petrol remained N145 per litre.
A check by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja revealed that few queues were building up in some filling stations at the Central Business district but most station around the city still run normal services to motorists.