Fuel scarcity: NNPC raises hope of citizens as 146 trucks arrive Abuja
Posted by News Express | 13 October 2022 | 340 times
A hundred and forty-six trucks of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, have arrived Abuja following the current scarcity of the productin the nation’s capital, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, has said.
Long queues have resurfaced at filling stations in Abuja with the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, NMDPRA, blaming the situation on flood.
But raising hope of residents during a briefing on Wednesday, NNPC said the fuel queues will disappear in a matter of days.
The Group Executive Director, Downstream of NNPC Ltd, Engr Adeyemi Adetunji, said that apart from the arrival of the 146 trucks, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing is rehabilitating 10 sections of the damaged Bida highway in Niger state, linking the north to the west.
Adetunji further said that delivery of the product to other parts of the country has commenced since the flooding in Lokoja has receded.
The Lokoja highway is very critical to the delivery of the product to many parts of the country including Abuja.