The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has called on Nigerians to report any filling station in the country selling petrol above the official pump price of N145 per litre.
The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, made the called in a statement released on Monday by the corporation’s spokesman, Mr Ndi Ughamadu, in Abuja.
According to Baru, reports of those violating the rules should be channeled to Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, for adequate sanctions to be metted on them, insisting that adequate measures had been put in place to ensure steady supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country.
“We have emplaced adequate arrangements to guarantee steady products supply across the country to meet consumers’ demand in the New Year and beyond.
“Motorists and other consumers of petroleum products should not engage in panic buying, the corporation holds a stock of 30 billion litres of petrol and 90,000 metric tonnes of kerosene.
“This is expected to last 60 days, assuming no fresh consignment is added,” he said.
The NNPC GMD also appealed to communities hosting the corporation’s facilities, such as pipelines, pump stations, among others, to restrain their wards from tampering with the national assets to guard against fire incidents.
According to him, such incidences were recorded in some parts of the country in recent times due to the unwholesome acts of some individuals in the communities.
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