With pockets of queues surfacing at some filling station in Abuja and its environs over the weekend, the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority
(NMDPRA) has allayed fears about the return of another round of fuel crisis in the country.
Attributing the queues to the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections which necessitated the restriction of movement of all vehicles, including petroleum products truck drivers, The Authority Chief Executive, Farouk Ahmed in a statement in Abuja on Sunday assured Nigerians that the situation would soon normalise as normal loading operations have since been fully restored at fuel depots across the country.
“The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority
(NMDPRA) assures Nigerians that operations in loading depots have fully resumed following the restriction of movements during the recently concluded
Presidential and National Assembly elections which necessitated truck drivers
to travel to exercise their civic duty.
“Consequently, the NMDPRA is working with other stakeholders to mitigate the slight tightness being experienced in the distribution of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
“Most importantly, the public is invited to note that the current stock sufficiency stands at 35.39 days for PMS, 34.86 days for AGO and 31.36 days for ATK.
“The Authority continues to strive towards guaranteeing supply and distribution reliability nationwide and strongly advises against panic buying,” he said.