Fuel Scarcity: NNPC Intensifies Monitoring Of Fuel Distribution In Abuja

In a bid to resolve the fuel crisis in the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) has intensified the monitoring of filling stations to ensure the prompt sale and distribution of fuel, also known as Premium Motor Spirit at filling stations.

The Deputy Manager Sales, Pipeline and Products Marketing Company Limited, (PPMC) Mohammed Bello, who was attached to monitor the sale of PMS at Forte Oil Maitama, Abuja, explained that there has been improved supply of the product to the FCT but that the challenge has been distribution.

Bello said that all the filling stations across the FCT are manned by PPMC staff so as to avoid hoarding of the product and that vehicle do not spend beyond 15 minutes to get the produce.

According to him, NNPC has increased supply of fuel to the FCT, the only problem is distribution of the product, and that is why PPMC has attached its staff to monitor the sale in all the filling stations in the FCT and hopefully within the next few days queues would have disappeared.

He further said so far the sales at the forte oil have been excellent as the filling station operates for 24 hours and he is always there to ensure orderliness.

The leader of the PPMC field visit to filling station, who preferred anonymity stated that the objective is to ensure that all filling stations in the FCT comply to the official rate of N86.50k.

“Our aim is to ensure queues at the filling stations disappear at soon as possible because NNPC has increased supply of fuel so filling stations must be able to uptake the fuel from the depot as at when due for onward sale to motorists.”

At Khaki Civic Oil filling station located on Byachi Road, Kubwa, it was discovered that a litre of fuel sold at N180. The management and fuel attenders however eloped on sighting the team of the NNPC backed up with security task force armed to the teeth.

Some of motorists and residents who had queued up to buy the product complained bitterly that the operators of the filling station had been ripping them off, as they have continued to sell well above the official pump of N86.

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker