Malam Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of NNPC

NNPC to Nigerians: We’ve over 2.9bn litres of petrol in stock despite PENGASSAN strike

*Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of NNPC, assures consumers that oil workers’ strike will not lead to scarcity of petroleum products

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In spite of the industrial action by the oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) in the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has over 2.9 billion litres of petrol, otherwise known Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), to service Nigerians during the Yuletide period and beyond.

Dr. Kennie Obateru, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, in a statement Tuesday, November 10, in Abuja, FCT, dismissed the suggestion of possible scarcity of petroleum products as a result of the ongoing disagreement between the Federal Government and oil workers over the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

Obateru disclosed Malam Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC said  the industrial action embarked upon by PENGASSAN would not lead to scarcity of petroleum products.

The GMD NNPC assured Nigerian consumers that all fuel stations and petrol depots in the country have enough stock of products to service consumers and are open for business.

Kyari, however, expressed the hope that the industrial dispute would be settled amicably.

The Corporation had emplaced a stock of over 2.9 billion litres of petrol to guarantee seamless movement of people, goods and services across the country in the forthcoming Christmas season and beyond.

According to him, the NNPC is determined to make the 2020 end-of-year festivities a zero fuel queue period just like the preceding year.

He stated that critical stockholders in the petroleum products supply and distribution chain, including tanker drivers, depot owners, and road transport owners in the country have been mobilised to ensure a hitch-free season.

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