The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has re-assured Nigerians of adequate petroleum products. In a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, by NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Alhaji Garba Deen Muhamad, the corporation urged Nigerians to desist fro panic buying.
“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,” he said
Muhamad added that any perceived or visible shortage of petrol was only a ripple effect of the period when the strike was in progress, adding that “it does not represent a shortage in supply.’’
He noted that the strike embarked by the oil workers’ unions had been called off since midnight of Tuesday.
The unions are the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and National Union of petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that there was sudden resurgence of queues on Thursday in some filling station in Abuja.