Fuel Scarcity: NNPC Orders Depots, Retail Outlets To Begin 24-Hour Operations
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on February 16, 2022
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) has directed all its depots and outlets to begin 24 hours operations to address the fuel scarcity across the country.
NNPC Group Executive Director (Downstream), Adetunji Adeyemi, announced this on Tuesday in Abuja amid the growing concerns over the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol.
Adeyemi revealed that the company has several million litres of petrol in stock, adding that they were expecting about 2.3 billion litres of petrol in the country by the end of the month.
He stated that the retail outlets of major oil marketers have also commenced 24 hours service to ensure that more motorists were attended to daily.
Adeyemi made the announcement as a precautionary measure as the situation worsens in Plateau, Abuja, Lagos, and some parts of the country where hundreds of motorists are left stranded on long fuel queues at the few filling stations dispensing petrol.
The led to increased cost of transportation, and many people were left stranded.