Despite the industrial action embarked upon by the senior oil workers in the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that there would not be petroleum scarcity till the end of the year, as it has over 2.9 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), to service Nigerians beyond the Yuletide period.
The corporation said this in a statement signed by its spokesman, Dr. Kennie Obateru, in Abuja, yesterday , adding that the ongoing disagreement between the Federal Government and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) over the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS)will not lead to fuel scarcity.
According to him,’’the NNPC Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari, has said that the industrial action embarked upon by PENGASSAN would not lead to scarcity of petroleum products’’.
Obateru was optimistic that the industrial dispute would be settled amicably but pointed out that whatever happens , all fuel stations and petrol depots in the country have enough stock of products to service consumers and are open for business.
He said that critical stockholders in the petroleum products supply and distribution chain such as tanker drivers, depot owners and road transport owners had been mobilised to ensure a hitch-free season.
The Statement disclosed that the stock of litres of petrol which the corporation has will guarantee the seamless movement of people, goods and services across the country in the forthcoming Christmas season and beyond adding that the company was out to make the 2020 end-of-year festivities a zero fuel queue period just like the preceding year.