- The GMD, NNPC Limited, Mele Kyari says the lingering fuel crisis at the filling stations will ultimately disappear very soon
- Kyari gave the assurance after the presence of methanol was discovered in four PMS cargoes imported by its DSDP suppliers
- The scarcity had earlier worsened across many cities, as people struggled to go to work or engage in other daily routines
Amid the challenges faced by Nigerians since the reports of the importation of adulterated fuel into the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited has assured citizens that the long queues will end in a few days.
NNPC said it has placed significant orders of over 2.1 billion litres of methanol-free petroleum to fuel supply and distribution in the country, Premium Time reports.
GarbaDeen Muhammad, the company's group general manager, group public affairs division disclosed in a statement.
Queues will vanish soon
It was gathered that the NNPC boss, Mele Kyari, gave the assurance while briefing the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum (Downstream).
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In another report by Vanguard, Kyari said the company had placed significant orders of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to ensure the fuel supply is normalised and queues vanish in a few days.
He pledged that NNPC would cooperate with the committee and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) to get to the root of the matter.
We didn’t see it coming, NNPC GMD begs Nigerians over toxic fuel
Legit.ng previously reported that amid the current scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) across major cities in the country, NNPC apologised to Nigerians.
The NNPC group managing director begged citizens while appearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources Downstream investigating the importation of adulterated fuel.
Kyari assured citizens that NNPC Limited was doing everything possible to ensure that fuel supply across the country is normalised by next week.
Adulterated fuel: PDP tells Buhari what to do as petroleum minister
In a related development, the Peoples Democratic Party called for the resignation of the minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Sylva.
A statement signed by the PDP's national publicity secretary, Debo Ologunagba, cautioned that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration is pushing Nigerians to take to the streets in protest.
The PDP in the statement seen by Legit.ng said that these protests against the current administration would arise due to the continued arrogance, corruption, insensitivity to the feelings of the people by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.