Dr. Ibe Kachikwu , Minister of State for Petroleum and Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) has directed Pipelines and Products Marketing Company(PPMC) and Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency(PPPRA) to embark on special supply of petroleum product to ensure availability world wide during yuletide.
In a statement signed by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ohi Alegbe said that the special supply intervention mechanism is to entail the ramping up of additional supply to the nooks and crannies of the country .
The statement added that daily fuel truck put out of petrol has been increased significantly in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Ibadan and Jos to enhance free flow of products across the country.
“NNPC is consolidating its strategic alliance with some major depot owners and oil marketers with strong regional logistics outlay in those areas to ensure maximum infiltration of products.
“The collaboration would be especially in the hinterland ahead of the Christmas and New Year festivities.’’
It called on the public to refrain from hoarding, diversion and panic buying of product.
It added that the intervention measure would help circumvent the challenges posed by the unavailability of pipelines for the transportation of petroleum products.