NIGERIA: NNPC Assures Consumers Of Availability Of PMS

NNPC Building. Photo Credit: Premium Times
NNPC Building. Photo Credit: Premium Times

Amidst the ongoing fear of fuel scarcity, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu has assured Nigerians that they will be served.

In a statement made by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the NNPC called on motorist as well as other consumers not to store PMS out of panic of scarcity; he assures that PMS consumers that there are enough petroleum products to meet the needs of consumers as 55 depots across the country are fully stocked with PMS.

Mr Ndu Ughamadu stated that two vessels of 50million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, would arrive the shores of Nigeria every day from tomorrow Friday 5th of April, 2019.

He added that several depots are stocked with adequate PMS, pointing out that there are 23 depots in Lagos, 7 in Port Harcourt, 11 in Warri, 6 in Calabar and 8 in Kaduna which are fully stocked.

The NNPC Group General Manager, warns depot owners or terminal operators not to sell petrol above the official ex-depot price of N133.28k per litre, while advising petroleum products marketers not to sell the product above N145 per litre to end users.

According to him, “the subsisting ex-depot petrol price of N133.28k per litre is consistent with the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency’s (PPPRA) template and should be adhered to,”.

Mr Ughamadu urged Nigerians to be watchful at this time, and should report any station which sells petrol beyond N145 per litre to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the Industry regulator or to any law enforcement agency around them.

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