We have 60-days fuel sufficiency – NNPC



Nigerian National petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has urged Nigerians not to engage in panic buying of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), assuring that country has adequate stock of products to last for 60-days.

Mr Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of corporation, gave assurance while briefing newsmen on Sunday  in Abuja.

Kyari assured that NNPC had support of all to ensure adequate supply of petroleum products in country.

He said: “There is absolutely no scarcity anywhere; our supply is robust, we have fuel that will last country even for 60-days assuming we do not import any.

“Of course people because of the pandemic, stay at home, may try to conserve fuel, there is no need to do .

“Maintain your normal life, we have secured all assurances that trucks will be moving freely across the country throughout period of difficulty and supply will be sustained’’.

He appealed to Nigerians no to flood fuel stations as there was no need for that.

Commenting on National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) order to tankers drivers to vacate the depots, Kyari said that the corporation would continue to engage them.

“No restrictions; as we speak now loading is going on, trucks are moving around, no action like that will come to fruition,’’ he added. (NAN)