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NNPC reacts as fuel scarcity hit Abuja




The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has frowned on the re-emergence of petrol queue throughout the nation, assuring that the state of affairs will normalize in hours.


Recall that shortage of petrol resurfaced in Abuja on Tuesday.

DAILY POST had noticed that almost all filling stations between Kubwa and Zuba weren’t shelling out the product to prospects.

Reacting, Kyari informed State Home correspondents after assembly with President Muhammadu Buhari that the sudden re-emergence of the gasoline queue was resulting from strike motion embarked upon by the affiliation of petrol tankers drivers.

The GMD, nonetheless, revealed that following the intervention of the management of the NNPC, the strike had been suspended for one week and the tanker drivers had resumed lifting of petroleum merchandise from all gasoline depots throughout the nation.

He stated: “These queues will go away. It’s as a result of there was industrial motion by petroleum tanker drivers in opposition to their employers, the Nationwide Affiliation of Street Transport House owners, round their compensation bundle.

“And people points weren’t resolved up until yesterday till we intervened to make sure that there’s an amicable settlement between the events in order that they may have peace after which regular loading operations will begin from the depots.

“As I converse to you at this second, loading has commenced in all depots within the nation, dispatch of vans are ongoing in all of the depots within the nation and so they have referred to as off the strike for a interval of 1 week to allow us intervene and discover a answer.

“So, there’s actually nothing elementary that’s taking place now.”

Kyari additional added that the petrol queues had nothing to do with the continuing concern of petroleum subsidy.

NNPC reacts as gasoline shortage hit Abuja

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