The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) says it has two billion litres of petrol in store.
This is contained in a statement issued by Adeyemi Adetunji, NNPC’s executive vice president (downstream).
Mr Adetunji said the stock of over two billion litres is equivalent to over 30 days of sufficiency.
The NNPC, he said, programmed vessels and trucks to unconstrained depots while massive loadouts from depots to states were closely monitored to ease fuel queues.
“The recent queues in Lagos are largely due to ongoing road infrastructure projects around Apapa and access road challenges in Lagos,” stated the NNPC vice president. “The gridlock is easing out, and NNPC Ltd has programmed vessels and trucks to unconstrained depots, and massive loadouts from depots to states are closely monitored.
Mr Adetunji added that Abuja was impacted by the challenges recorded in Lagos and that NNPC retail and key marketers had intensified dedicated loading into Abuja to restore normalcy.
“We want to reassure Nigerians that NNPC has sufficient products, and we significantly increased product loading in selected depots and extended hours at strategic stations to ensure sufficiency nationwide,” he explained. “We are also working with industry stakeholders to ensure normalcy is returned as soon as possible.”