Fuel scarcity: NNPC supplies 209 million litres

By The Citizen
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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said it supplied over 209 million litres of fuel to Lagos and other neighbouring cities in the last 24 hours.

According to the corporation, over 209 million litres of premium motor spirit otherwise called petrol was discharged in Lagos ports in the last 24 hours.

The acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Dr. Omar Ibrahim, in a statement, said efforts were being made to return normalcy to the fuel supply chain in the country.

Ibrahim informed that several vessels were being allocated to the Major Marketers Association of Nigeria to wet the nation with the products, adding that NIPCO, CONOIL and others also had their vessels discharging to clear up the queues.

He was quoted as saying, 'I can confirm to you that the NNPC has allocated additional vessels laden with PMS to MOMAN and other suppliers and they are currently discharging the products at Atlas Cove, Apapa, IBM jetty, Capital Jetty and SPM jetty in Lagos.'

He disclosed that other vessels were also discharging fuel at Port Harcourt and Oghara in Delta State, adding that the queues would thin out in the next few days.

The NNPC spokesman reassured Nigerians that the NNPC was doing everything humanly possible to wipe out the queues from filling stations across the country.