The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called on motorists and other petroleum products consumers in Abuja and its environs not to engage in panic buying of petroleum products.
In a statement signed by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC assured that the corporation is working hard to resolve all issues with Petroleum Tanker Drivers PTD.
The Corporation further warned marketers not to hoard products as law enforcement agencies, working with industry regulators, have been detailed to take appropriate measures against any defaulter.
Ughamadu said ‘’NNPC wishes to state that the corporation and other relevant government agencies are in consultation with the leadership of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), ‘’the move has led to the union’s reconsideration of its threat to stop dispatches at some depot’’. ‘Sic’
Meanwhile, it noted that members of the PTD had threatened to prevent loadings from the depot over portions of Mokwa-Jebba road which they claimed were in a bad state.