Queues: No need for panic buying of PMS —NNPC

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…as Long queues resurface at petrol stations in Abuja

The Nigerian National Petroleum corporation (NNPC) has cautioned motorists not to engage in panic buying of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol, assuring of normalcy in the supply of petroleum products.

Dr Kennie Obateru, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, who disclosed this to our Correspondent in Abuja on Monday added that the long queues currently being experienced were due to the curfew imposed in some states over the EndSARS protests.

Obateru said that the curfew affected the free movement of vehicles for the supply of products, but assured of normalcy in a couple of days.

“The disruptions and curtailment of free flow of vehicular movement occasioned by the EndSARS protests, the attendant curfews, restrictions and vandalism affect the supply situation.

“Normalcy is expected to return to the petroleum products supply chain in the next couple of days.

“There is no need for panic buying, be rest assured that supply will soon return to the entire country,” he said.

However, our Correspondent observed that most filling stations along the Kubwa Expressway were filled with motorists trying to buy Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol.

Some of the petrol stations that recorded the queues are Shema Filling Station, AA Ranonoil, Conoil, Mobil, Dan oil PLC and the Nigerian National petroleum Corporation (NNPC) filling stations, all located along the Kubwa expressway.

Some of the motorists who spoke to our Correspondent said they just noticed the long queues and decided to top up.

Also speaking, a taxi driver who identified himself only as Moses, said he had to buy fuel  to be able to do his businesses, in case there is scarcity.

“I did not have in mind to buy petrol, but seeing queues in two filling stations and coming down, the same thing is happening. I have to do something.

“I just have to buy now with the small money that I have, to get ready for Tuesday’s work.