The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has promised the public that it will ensure an adequate supply of petroleum products during the Easter celebration.
The Group Managing Director of the corporation, Mr. Maikanti Baru gave the assurance in Enugu at the ongoing 30th Enugu International Trade Fair. He said that the NNPC would provide petroleum products to all parts of the country.
Baru said that no fewer than 55 depots across the country were fully stocked with petroleum products, including Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
“To make the Easter holidays pleasurable, the NNPC has put all the necessary arrangements in place to berth two vessels of 50 million liters of petrol daily.
“I caution depot owners or terminal operators against selling petrol above the official ex-depot price of N133.28k per liter.
“Consumers of the product should be informed that the price of petrol in the country remains N145 per liter,” he said.
The GMD warned that any station that sold the product above the regulated price would be reported to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
Maikanta Baru also called for support of Nigerians toward the protection of NNPC assets in their respective communities.
He said it was sad that in spite of efforts to stem pipeline vandalism, the malaise had yet to abate. According to him, 257 pipelines vandalized points were recorded in December 2018.