Petrol queue remains as NNPC deadline expires

Petrol queue remains as NNPC deadline expires

Many filling stations nationwide are still shutting their gates to motorists, as queue of vehicles in search of petrol, continues to build up in major cities.

The story is the same in Lagos, Ibadan, Kaduna, Kano, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Abeokuta.

The petrol scarcity remained unresolved, as a fresh deadline given by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to end it, expired on Wednesday.

Last Sunday, NNPC Group Managing Director, Doctor Maikanti Baru, had while announcing the take-off of 24 hour loading of products to depots and NNPC filling stations, promised that the fuel queue will disappear latest on Wednesday.

Speaking on the petrol crisis, chairman of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), in Lagos State, Alanamu Balogun, said NNPC needs to sustain the supply of products to meet the shortfall caused by the scarcity.

For instance, he said that only three truckload of petrol left the Mosimi depot in Sagamu for Ilorin on Wednesday.

 

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