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NNPC blames fuel queue in Abuja on marketers

ABUJA—The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has described the emergence of artificial fuel queues in Abuja and its environs as totally unacceptable.

In a statement by the Group General Manager Public Affairs Division, Dr Levi Ajuonuma blamed the situation on the intentional slowdown in product bridging by independent and major marketers as well as the refusal to use all nozzles within the filling stations to dispense products.

“What has just emerged in Abuja is an illustration. We have noticed that some independent and major marketers have reduced the number of trucks sent out to bring in products to their stations and upon arrival of the few trucks resort to dispensing with a single nozzle,’’ Ajuonuma noted.

The result of this is the artificial queue noticed in Abuja. The NNPC wishes to assure the nation that nothing has changed in its supply dynamics. NNPC maintained that it has over 50 days supply of products in stock.


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