NNPC opens up on queues at fuel stations, allays fear of fuel scarcity

Nigerians have been warned against panic buying of petrol by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

This was disclosed by the group general manager of NNPC public affairs division, Kennie Obateru while speaking with newsmen.

Obateru revealed that the long queues currently being experienced in some parts of the country are due to curfew imposed in some states over the #EndSARS protests.

The curfews, he said, affected the free movement of vehicles for the supply of petroleum products but assured of normalcy in a couple of days.

“The disruptions and curtailment of the free flow of vehicular movement occasioned by the #EndSARS protests, the attendant curfews, restrictions and vandalism affect the supply situation,” Obateru said.

“Normalcy is expected to return to the petroleum products supply chain in the next couple of days.

“There is no need for panic buying, be rest assured that supply will soon return to the entire country.”

The governors of Lagos, Plateau, Kaduna, Kwara, Cross River, Edo, Osun, Rivers, Ekiti, Anambra and Taraba imposed curfews to calm rising tensions as a result of #EndSARS protests which were hijacked by hoodlums.


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