- The Federal government has assured that there are 32 days of petrol sufficiency amid the reappearance of queues at fuel stations
- This is coming after NNPC revealed that Nigerians consumed 966.58 million litres of petrol in two weeks
- According to the statistics, Lagos state remained the highest consumption state followed by Kano, Niger
The Federal government has assured that it has in stock 1.89 billion(1,891,394,429) Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also called litres of petrol in stock to cover Nigerians' consumption demand for 32 days.
The Nigerian Midstream & Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) disclosed this in its latest report dated June 17, 2022.
Following the reappearance of queues at fuel stations and marketers stating that they can no longer sell at N165 per litre, the report would come as a great relief to Nigerians.
NNPC provides a breakdown of states distribution
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Nation National Petroleum Company, NNPC Limited revealed that it distributed 966.58 million litres of petrol to states within a two weeks period covering May 16th and May 29th.
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Lagos state which is the commercial capital of Nigeria and the fifth largest economy in Africa received the highest volume of PMS with 149.33 million litres.
The 149.33 million litres received by Lagos represents about 15.5 per cent of the total distribution made by the NNPC to the federation.
The state was followed by Kano with 86.19 million litres, while Niger, Oyo, Ogun, Delta, Zamfara, Edo, Adamawa, Kwara, Rivers, Kaduna and Enugu were allocated 73.91 million, 59.05 million, 51.76 million, 45.86 million, 42.12 million, 34.66 million, 34.28 million, 31.25 million, 31.25 million, 26.07 million and 25.77 million litres of PMS in that order.
States with the lowest volumes
The distribution showed that states like Ondo with 9.6 million litres, Kebbi (8.04 million), Kogi (7.74 million litres), Taraba (7.25 million), Bayelsa (6.2 million) and Nasarawa (5.54 million) received the lowest volume of PMS from the NNPC.
Other states that received low volume due to their consumption pattern are Yobe with 4.9 million litres, Ebonyi (4.9 million), Katsina (4.59 million), Ekiti (4.4 million), Sokoto (4.16 million), Bauchi (2.48 million) and Jigawa (1.1 million) respectively.
Fuel scarcity: Commuters stranded, motorists lament as long queues resurface in Lagos
Legit.ng had earlier reported that on Monday, June 20, long queues for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol have resurfaced in filling stations across Lagos state.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had approved an increase in the freight rate being paid to transporters of petroleum products in a bid to clear the persistent fuel queues by motorists in parts of the country.