The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) says it still has two billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in stock amid the recent fuel scarcity in the country.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Executive Vice President, Downstream, NNPC Limited, Mr Adeyemi Adetunji.
Adetunji said the stock of over two billion litres is equivalent to over 30 days of sufficiency.
He said, the NNPC has programmed vessels and trucks to unconstrained depots while massive load-outs from depots to states are closely monitored to ease fuel queues.
“The recent queues in Lagos are largely due to ongoing road infrastructure projects around Apapa and access road challenges in Lagos.
“The gridlock is easing out and NNPC Ltd has programmed vessels and trucks to unconstrained depots and massive load outs from depots to states are closely monitored,” he said.
Adetunji said that Abuja was impacted by the challenges recorded in Lagos, adding that corporation retail and key marketers had intensified dedicated loading into Abuja to restore normalcy.
“We want to reassure Nigerians that we have sufficient products and we significantly increased product loading in selected depots and extended hours at strategic stations to ensure sufficiency nationwide.
“We are also working with industry stakeholders to ensure normalcy is returned as soon as possible,” he said.