The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday disclosed that it is expecting up to five ships loaded with 50 million litres each of petrol in the country within the next three days.
This is in a bid to bridge the noticeable shortage in the volume of petrol available for supply and distribution across Nigeria, and which has seen vehicular queues come up again at petrol service stations across the country,
The NNPC also stated that its subsidiary company in charge of its downstream petroleum businesses, the Nigerian Products Marketing Company (NPMC), has increased the number of petrol trucks that leave its depots across the country to 1,300 per day.
It said this was in response to the charge given to it the federal government to ensure that queues for petrol, which resurfaced in the country last week was cleared within a week.
Speaking to journalists after an inspection of petrol distribution and sales around Abuja, the Managing Director of NPMC, Mr. Umar Ajiya, stated that the corporation and its subsidiaries had stepped up efforts to bring products supplies to normalcy.
Ajiya noted that a combined efforts of the NNPC, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) had seen the situation getting back to normalcy.
He said the plan was to sustain the momentum and keep products supplies stable with continuous delivery of petrol cargoes into the country.
Culled from: DailyTimes