Friday, March 4, 2016 7:33 am
Mrs Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, the Managing Director, Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) said measures were being taken to ensure end to fuel scarcity across the country
Nnamdi- Ogbue made this know while addressing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
“Right now, we have about eight vessels coming in, each of which ranges between 30,000 to 40,000 metric tonnes capacity, and these should be more than enough to ensure sufficiency.
” On Wednesday alone, over one thousand trucks were loaded and trucked out by the majors marketers and PPMC, ” she said
According to her, about 400 intervention trucks are being used to service marketers.
This, she said, was to ensure fuel supply in their filling stations, especially in Abuja and Lagos, where they consume about 60 per cent of daily national consumption figures.
Nnamdi-ogbue further noted that there were people trucking out fuel from Port Harcourt, Warri, Ogarra, Calabar as alternative sources for Lagos.
She assured that all efforts were being made to ensure that by weekend, all these problems of scarcity would be a thing of the past.
“We share in the pains of all motorists, all Nigerians,” she said
Nnamdi-Ogbue said efforts were being intensified to break the strong hold of corruption and all those engaged in sharp practices.
“Right now, more than 300 trucks should be arriving Abuja and we are tracking them to ensure that they duly arrive here.
“We have our staff all over, monitoring to make sure that the volumes brought in are actually discharged,” she said.
She noted that in most of the major or strategic stations, products were sold twenty-four hours, adding that this will help to bring about normalcy in the system.