Queues Return to Abuja Fuel Stations

Car being refilled fuel in a fuel station

Over the weekend Abuja residents were greeted with long queues at various fuel stations. After several angry comments on the internet and offline, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) addressed the fuel scarcity.

 

The NNPC attributed the very sudden appearance of queues at filling stations in Abuja to disruption in loading due to public holidays last week.

They released a statement on the corporation’s official Twitter handle in the early hours of Monday. The statement said it was ramping uploading to eliminate the queues.

 

The NNPC Limited stated:

“The NNPC Ltd notes the sudden appearance of fuel queues in parts of Abuja. This is very likely due to low loadouts at depots which usually happen during long public holidays, in this case, the Sallah celebrations.

“Another contributing factor to the sudden appearances of queues is the increased fuel purchases which are also usual with returning residents of the FCT from the public holidays.

 

“NNPC and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (@NMDPRAtweets) in conjunction with our marketing partners have taken necessary measures to ramp up loadouts from all depots.

 

“We assure all residents of the FCT, and indeed all Nigerians, that we have ample local supplies and national stock in excess of 2.5 billion liters, with the sufficiency of more than 43 days.

“The NNPC Ltd hereby advises motorists not to engage in panic buying as supplies are adequate as will become increasingly evident in the coming days”.

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