- NNPC said there is 37 days petrol self-sufficiency to serve Nigerians
- The coorporation urged Nigerians not to engage in panic buying
- The NNPC boss also assured Nigerians that the nation won't experience fuel scarcity in 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says there is 37 days premium Motor Spirit (PMS) known as petrol self-sufficiency to serve the needs of consumers across the country.
The corporation disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja, on Wednesday, September 26.
He said the group managing director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru, had appealed to motorists and other consumers of petroleum products across the country not to engage in panic buying of products over the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) planned industrial action.
The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Baru said the federal government was seriously engaging the NLC on the issues it raised.
Ughamadu quoted the NNPC GMD as affirming that the nation had 37-day petroleum Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, self-sufficiency.
He assured that all the NNPC’s depots across the country, including the private ones engaged by the corporation on throughput basis, have an abundance of petroleum products to meet the needs of Nigerians.
According to him, all NNPC depot managers had been instructed to intensify products loading and other activities in their depots to avert any fallout of developments in respect of the NLC’s proposed strike.
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It further noted that the NNPC would continue to meet the products consumption needs of all Nigerians wherever they may be within the shores of the country.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) ended in a deadlock and the latter has insisted on its planned strike.
This is coming after a warning was given by the union to commence an indefinite strike starting from 12 am, Thursday, September 27.
NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, directed all labour unions and civil society groups to embark on strike. NLC, which is demanding a new minimum wage of N56,000, said its decision to embark on strike is because the federal government has failed to reconvene the tripartite committee on a new national minimum wage.
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