Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has described the rumours making the rounds about fuel scarcity in the country as the work of mischief makers.
The Corporation’s Group Public Affairs General Manager, Ndu Ughamadu, said: “the tale is fabricated by mischief makers with intent to create undue panic in the prevailing sanity in the fuel supply and distribution matrix across the country.”
The Corporation’s verified Twitter handle signed by Ndu Ughamadu, insisted that the rumour of fuel scarcity is fake news even as it called on members of the public to discountenance such rumoured.
“@NNPCgroup has once again appealed to Nigerians to disregard trending social media report of an impending fuel scarcity due to purported refusal by some oil marketers to lift products from deports,” the statement said.
NNPC made it clear that as at now, it has over one billion litres of petrol in stock and that there is no need for people to hoard fuel, even as he stressed that fuel price still remains the same N145 per litre.
The spokesman said that there are 48 vessels of 50mln litres each that have been committed for April 2019, saying that there is no need for “panic buying or hoarding of petroleum products in anticipation of a phantom scarcity.”