The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has stated that its 24-hour retail services is responsible for eliminating fuel scarcity in Abuja, Lagos, and other states of the federation.
The Chief Operating Officer, NNPC’s Special Task Force on Fuel Monitoring, Victor Adeniran made this disclosure to newsmen on Thursday after an on-the-spot monitoring of NNPC Retail stations and those of Major and Independent Marketers in Abuja.
Mr Adeniran said the Corporation would always keep faith with its mandate of ensuring energy sufficiency, adding that the corporation has taken adequate measures to normalize products supply situation in the Country.
Speaking in a similar vein, the Managing Director of PPMC, Umar Ajiya, said the NNPC took delivery of two cargoes on Wednesday with 50 million litres of petrol.
He added that the corporation was expected to take delivery of a minimum of one cargo per day going forward.
He said the Department of Petroleum Resources personnel had been deployed to all the depots across the country to ensure that petroleum products were sold at the official price to petroleum marketers to avoid any shock in supply of petroleum products.
It could be also recalled that the Task Force set up by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Niger to monitor the sale and distribution of petroleum products sealed two filling stations for selling above government approved pump price.
The Commandant of the Corps, Philip Ayuba, disclosed this in an interview on Thursday in Minna.
Mr Ayuba said ECE filling station was sealed for selling above the approved price, while Beji filling station was sanctioned for diverting the product to black markets and also selling above the approved rate.
He said that the task force would not tolerate any act of sabotage as any filling station found hoarding the product would be deal with decisively.
The Commandant said that the task force had so far visited more than 50 filling stations in and outside the state capital as part of the exercise.
He said the body would continue to monitor the activities of filling stations to ensure availability of the product in the state.
He also appealed to members of the general public to assist with information that would assist the task force to effectively monitor the sale of the product to motorists in the state.