The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says there will be no fuel scarcity during the Christmas celebrations. Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director (GMD) of the NNPC, said this during a meeting of stakeholders in the oil and gas sector at the presidential villa, Abuja.
The meeting, chaired by Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Buhari, was attended by Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing; Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, and heads of agencies in the oil and gas sector.
In December 2017, there was chronic fuel scarcity in the country caused by a shortfall in the supply of petroleum products. The same thing happened in 2018. Kyari said the arrangement has been made to ensure adequate supply of petroleum products during the festive season.
“We are here today to take stock of our readiness for the festive period, particularly in terms of supplies and distribution of petroleum products across the country, so that this festive period will be enjoyed by Nigerians without any hitch, particularly during the Christmas and New Year”.
“We are very sure today we have very robust supply plan not just for Christmas but beyond. We are assuring Nigerians that the NNPC has made adequate arrangements to make an adequate supply of petroleum products.
If there are any issues, we have come together with other agencies of government to ensure those issues are resolved to ensure Nigerians have a very merry Christmas this year.”