- NUPENG called on Nigerians to stop panic buying over alleged rumours that fuel scarcity is looming
- The fuel workers' union said contrary to the rumours, there was enough fuel in circulation
- NUPENG also cautioned Nigerians of the impeding dangers of storing and stock piling fuel at homes and shops, especially during this hot weather
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Saturday, April 13 called on Nigerians to stop panic buying of petrol and diesel as there was enough of the products in circulation.
Tayo Aboyeji, the NUPENG's southwest chairman, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
“Nigerians should stop spreading and listening to rumours of government removing fuel subsidy and increasing pump price of fuel.
“We are not aware of such move, there is enough fuel in circulation and no increase has been made so far,” Aboyeji said.
The NUPENG boss cautioned Nigerians of the impeding dangers of storing and stock piling fuel at homes and shops, especially during this hot weather.
“Careless storage of fuel can lead to fire disaster both in the house or in the car,” Aboyeji added.
NAN reports that some few gas stations are not selling fuel while the few ones selling are witnessing long queue of vehicles and jerry cans in Lagos and other parts of the country.
Despite the long queues, however, transport fares in most parts of Lagos state remain the same.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) on Friday, April 12, equally urged Nigerians to stop panicking over the likelihood of fuel scarcity.
It assured of the association’s effective distribution of petroleum products across the country.
Clement Isong, an official of the association, gave the assurance in Lagos against the backdrop of the new queues at the filling stations in some part of the country.
According to Isong, MOMAN is working very closely with NNPC to make ensure that the queues will soon disappear.
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