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Long queues persist at petrol stations across Nigeria, even as NNPC tells Nigerians Stop panic buying

Long queues persist at petrol stations across Nigeria, even as NNPC tells Nigerians Stop panic buying

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has urged fuel consumers across the country to desist from panic buying; assuring that it has enough stock to meet the needs of all consumers.

Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu, who confirmed this in a statement yesterday, said the ex-depot price of N133.38 per liter and the pump price of N143/N145 per liter of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) have not changed; thus, there was no need for panic buying.

There have been increased traffic jams occasioned by the continued long queues in the petrol stations across Nigeria and particularly in Lagos State; this in part is because a significant number of filling stations in Lagos metropolis have no stock, while others with low amount of stocks were rationing the product.

This situation has deteriorated to extremely long queues and unethical bargaining with dealers by consumers leading to obstructing traffic flow thereby causing gridlock for road users and attendant pains and disappointments.

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  1. Profile gravatar of Temitayo

    There is still fear of scarcity everywhere even though there is fuel everywhere

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