NNPC monitoring team discovers 144 trucks of hoarded petrol


No fewer than 144 trucks of petrol hoarded by some marketers in Kano have been discovered by security agents and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, monitoring team.

The discovery followed investigations carried out by the NNPC and security agents over the causes of long queues in filling station across the country in recently.

NNPC Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, made the discovery known in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

Ughamadu said the hoarded products were meant to feed Kano and its environs.

His words: “Sequel to the discovery, resurfaced trucks have been sent to discharge their products at designated locations.

Of the 144 trucks discovered, 26 were for Katsina, while 118 trucks were to discharge their products in Kano and its environs.

”NNPC warns marketers across the country to desist from acts that may heighten supply gaps noticeable in some remaining parts of the country.

“Security agencies have been detailed to go on the trail of any marketer who may be hoarding products.”


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