Seemingly desperate about the persistent scarcity of petroleum product in most part of the country, and how its efforts have not provided any remedy, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called in the Department of State Services (DSS) and Economic and the Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in further efforts to arrest the situation.
The NNPC, which acussed some unscrupulous marketers of diversion of petroleum products, noted, that the engagement of the security agencies is also meant to assist in the monitoring of nationwide fuel truck-out to retail outlets.
The corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ohi Alegbe made this known in a statement Wednesday, while also apologizing to Nigerians for the hardship faced in accessing petrol across the country.
According to him, the corporation is doing everything possible to normalize the fuel supply and distribution situation.
Also speaking on the situation, Managing Director of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, Mrs. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue said the DSS and EFCC have been mobilized to bring to book any marketer involved in sabotaging the efforts of the Federal Government in making petroleum products available to motorists across the country.
“We have invited the EFCC and DSS to join us in this campaign of monitoring the movement of petroleum products and they have our mandate to sanction any errant marketer. Enough is enough,” Mrs. Nnamdi-Ogbue cautioned.
She urged Nigerians and other motorists to desist from panic buying assuring that there are sufficient petroleum products to satisfy local consumption.
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