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NNPC cautions against vandalising oil facilities

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• Insists petrol price remains N145 per litre
Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has cautioned host communities of oil and gas facilities against vandalsing the assets to avoid loss of lives and property.

While felicitating with Nigerians on the New Year, he stressed the need to caution against tempering with the facilities as the situation has led to fire incidents in some parts of the country in recent times due to the unwholesome act of some individuals in the host communities.

In a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Ndu Ughamadu, Baru wished Nigerians and their loved ones a joyous and prosperous New Year.

“The corporation has made adequate arrangements to guarantee steady products supply across the country to meet consumers’ demand in the New Year and beyond,” he said.

Baru advised motorists and other consumers of petroleum products against panic buying, saying the NNPC has 30 billion litres of petrol and 90,000 metric tons of kerosene in stock, which would last 60 days, assuming no fresh consignment is added.

He, however, stressed that the price of petrol remains N145 per litre, urging petroleum products consumers to report any station, which sells above the normal price to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) or other law enforcement agencies for appropriate sanctions.


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