NNPC Intensifies Efforts to End Fuel Queues … Blames Recent Distribution Hitches on Strike by NARTO, PTD

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reiterated that it has enough stock of petrol to service the country for 27 days at a national consumption rate of 40 million litres per day even as it has stepped up efforts to end the distribution challenges in the fuel supply system, Ohi Alegbe, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC said in a press release today.
The Corporation said it has sufficient stock of petrol at its coastal depots in Port Harcourt, Warri, and Calabar besides the stock it holds in the national strategic reserves.
It explained that the distribution hitch was due to the strike action by the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) and the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) who have refused to lift petroleum products from the coastal depots in protest of the huge amounts they are being owed by the major marketers.
“We are, however, working towards a speedy resolution of the issues to ensure a hitch-free distribution of products across the country”, the Corporation stated.
It appealed to NARTO and PTD to call off the strike in the interest of the country and not unleash unnecessary hardship on Nigerians.

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