Scarcity Of Petrol Will Soon Be Over, Says NNPC Boss
Group managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru has assured Nigerians that the scarcity of petroleum products will soon be over.
Speaking to State House Correspondents in Abuja, he said the activities of saboteurs and greedy marketers have been well checked and contained by government.
“I’m happy to report that we have tamed the monster that reared its head as a result of the rumoured price increase about three weeks ago. Fortunately that rumour instigated a lot of marketers to be very greedy and they decided that their fellow citizens should not enjoy the Christmas holiday and New Year with ease and decided to profiteer starting by hoarding and diversion of products.
“At the beginning I did address the press, telling the world that we have sufficient products that will last us 30 days through the new year into January but because the marketers wanted to inflict harm and pains on fellow citizens, they decided to hoard products, divert them and in some cases even smuggle products out of the country. This has been tamed by the actions we took and I personally led the war around Abuja and other teams led the war in Lagos and other parts of the country,” he said.
Baru said the long queues hitherto witnessed in Abuja had since reduced, adding that the country has enough petroleum products on ground that can last the next 30 days, urging citizens to go ahead and enjoy the New Year.