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Osinbajo Orders Kachikwu, Baru To Clear Fuel Queues By Weekend
07 December 2017, 05:42 | Israel Caldwell
Fuel queue at MRS filling station Airport road Abuja on Thursday
The scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, worsened in some filling stations in parts of Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) yesterday as panic buying and long queues forced the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, back from an overseas' trip.
In Onitsha, the commercial city, most of the petrol stations visited had no queues but were selling at N150, while some sold at N155 per litre.
But the NNPC said they are importing about 100 percent of petroleum products adding that there is sufficient supply across board.
Similarly, motorists who bought petrol from the Ascon station along the IBB Way in Wuse, said they spent an average of 30 minutes to get in and out of the station with petrol in their tanks.
In Katsina, queues were observed in many filling stations in the metropolis yesterday morning but by late evening, the queues had disappeared.
The NNPC boss was scheduled to receive the Forbes Oil and Gas Man of the Year Award 2017, on Tuesday.
Addressing the fuel scarcity resurgence on Tuesday, Baru guaranteed Nigerians that the NNPC was on top of the situation. When I said that independent marketers need the product most, I'm talking in relation to numbers of marketers that are members of IPMAN.
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