NNPC Worried Over Petrol Queue, Says No Rise In Pump Price Yet

Petrol queue remains as NNPC deadline expires

Queue for petrol at filling stations spreads beyond Abuja on Sunday, as Nigerians await the new pump price of the product

The queue was noticed at some of the filling stations in Lagos, Minna, Maiduguri and Lafia

Disturbed by the development, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has no plan to raise the pump price of petrol this month

NNPC spokesman, Kenneth Obateru, in a statement on Sunday night, says that any increase in the pump price, will have to await the outcome of the ongoing talks between federal government and the organized labour on the appropriate price of petrol

Obateru urges motorists to stop panicky buying of petrol, and marketers not to hoard the products, assuring that Nnpc has enough petrol to meet Nigeria’s demands for 40 days

Also, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) says it is worried over the long queue at most of the filling stations in Abuja

The association’s spokesman, Suleiman Yakubu, says that marketers had resuming loading of products at various depots in the country He also says that marketers and government are working round the clock to make the product available in all filling stations within a few days

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