May 26, 2024

Fuel Scarcity: NNPC blames reduced Apapa depot loadout, assures ample petrol supply for 30 days

 

Oredola Adeola

 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has blamed the recent petrol scarcity gathering momentum across the country on reduced Depot loadout in Apapa, Lagos.

 

 

 

The NNPC Retail Management stated that the appearance of fuel queues in some parts of Lagos and a few other locations around the country was due to reduced Depot loadout in Apapa, Lagos over a few days.

 

 

The root cause of the issue was not disclosed, but the statement from the NNPC Retail confirmed that it has since been addressed.

 

 

The NNPC assured all Nigerians that there is ample supply with sufficiency of at least 30 days, and motorists were advised to desist from panic buying as distribution will normalize over the next couple of days.

 

 

 

The statement said, “We assure all Nigerians that there is ample supply with sufficiency of at least 30 days.

 

” Motorists are advised to desist from panic buying as distribution will normalize over the next couple of days,” NNPC Retail said.

 

 

Fuel scarcity has hit Nigeria once again, causing long queues of motorists in many parts of the country.

 

 

 

In Lagos, all filling stations along the Lekki-Ajah axis witnessed long queues of motorists, while many independent petroleum marketers in Lagos Mainland were under lock and key.

 

The situation was not any better in Abule Egba and Agege axis, where long queues of motorists were recorded.

Long queues have also been sighted at the NNPC Retail outlet along Alfred Rewane Road and other filling stations along Awolowo road, Ikoyi

 

Motorists fear that the scarcity was an attempt to increase the price of the petroleum product.

 

 

 

The situation is not limited to Lagos alone, as our Abuja correspondent confirmed a long queue of motorists, especially in the Central Business District.

 

 

The scarcity has left many Nigerians frustrated, as they struggle to get fuel for their daily activities.

 

 

As the fuel scarcity persists, across the country, Nigerians are left to endure the long queues pending when the NNPCL’s supply will go round.

 

 

Many motorists have therefore urged the Federal Government to speed efforts to revamp the country’s refineries.