NNPC allocates 1,118 trucks of petrol nationwide
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said a total of 1,118 trucks of Premium Motor Spirit(PMS) was loaded across the country on Thursday.
This is contained in the Nationwide daily PMS schedule release, on Thursday in Abuja.
“A total of 1,118 trucks (39,958,000ltrs) were loaded from various NNPC and major marketers Depots nationwide.
“Twenty import vessels laden with a total volume of 830.1 million litres have been confirmed to arrive in the month of April, 2016 for NNPC,” it said.
It added that NNPC and marketers vessels were currently discharging at various Depots and Jetties nationwide.
According to schedule, NNPC import and shuttle vessels have been programmed to do Ship- To- Ship operation for onward discharge to inland Depots
A breakdown of the distribution indicated that Lagos got 429 trucks, Abuja 131,Kano 23, Port Harcourt 42 and Kaduna 16.
Others states that received include Anambra with 15 trucks, Ondo 23, Sokoto seven, Borno four and Katsina 22.
According to the schedule, Oyo got 47 trucks,Kogi 13, Ogun 73, Kebbi 32, and Bauchi 21.
Also, Delta and Bayelsa received 134 and five trucks respectively while Edo got 32 trucks.
Meanwhile, long queues have resurfaced in the Federal Capital Territory.
A cross section of motorist, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Abuja, urged government to strengthen its distribution system.
Mr Emeka Okafor a taxi driver told NAN that the scarcity was affecting his business.
” Before, in a day, I used to make between N12,000 and N15, 000 daily but now, I spend most of the at the filling station to buy fuel.
” It is really bad, government should strengthen the distribution system because I think that is a major problem,” he said
Also, Albert Oyetunde, another motorist, said that the lingering scarcity needed firm decision from government.
” I think the government effort is not supported in the sector.
” Government should take over most of these filling stations they give products to but refuse to sell.
” The suffering is too much,” he said.
NAN reports that while few filling stations were dispensing, most had no products.
The filling stations visited along the Kubwa, Lugbe, Apo, Central Business Area and Nyanya in Nasarawa state, included Oando, Conoil, NNPC mega stations, MRS, AA Rano and Mobil.
NAN reports that most of the major marketers were dispensing product with visible long queues.