The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has assured motorists and other consumers of petroleum products nationwide that the fire incident which occurred at Apapa loading jetty, on Monday, will not affect supply of petroleum products.
NNPC has already deployed a team of engineers to the jetty while the repair of the affected parts would commence immediately.
The fire was sparked from the activities of hoodlums who were scooping fuel spilled from ships discharging at the jetty.
Motorists are advised not to engage in panic buying, and they should report any challenge encountered in the course of purchasing the commodity to the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, which is statutorily empowered to deal with such issues.
NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, who has been fully briefed on the incident, described the occurrence as unfortunate, assuring that NNPC has more than 1.6billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, enough to last for 48 days.
Dr. Baru also said the Corporation also had in stock, sufficient quantity of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), also known as diesel, Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK), otherwise referred to as kerosene, as well as Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK) to serve the country.