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NNPC releases 250 trucks of petrol to Lagos

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through its spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, yesterday, said that it has disbursed 250 trucks of petrol to Lagos, so as to ensure the product’s availability.

Ughamadu said there was an insignificant change in the distribution network in Lagos, due to the fact that the city is currently being supplied by the Major Oil Marketers Association (MOMAN).

Ughamadu said, “At the weekend there was a slight problem in discharging of petrol by ships but it has been resolved. As at today, a total of 250 trucks have been discharged to Lagos compared to less than 200 trucks usually allocated to Lagos during weekends.”

Ughamadu, who is the NNPC Group General Manager (Public Affairs), said that the ships which started discharging on Saturday night had finished offloading the product, also assuring that long queues at petrol stations being experienced in Lagos will soon disappear.

He urged motorists to avoid petrol storage and panic buying, saying there is sufficient product in stock that will last for days.

He said a slight hitch at the  Port Harcourt Refinery contributed to the problem, promising that the issue will be resolved today.