Fuel Scarcity: NNPCL Releases 1.9billion Litres PMS After DSS Ultimatum
Barely a day after the 48-hour ultimatum by the Department of State Services, DSS, to stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, NNPCL, has released 1.9 billion litres of petrol.
DSS had given the NNPCL, oil marketers and other stakeholders a 48-hour ultimatum to make PMS known as petrol, available for Nigerians.
This was contained in a briefing by the secret service spokesperson, Dr Peter Afunanya on Thursday.
In reaction to the ultimatum, the NNPC, Group Chief Executive Officer, Mallam Mele Kyari later announced the determination of the company to release the 1.9billion litres of fuel.
Kyari, who was represented by the NNPC Chief Financial Officer, Umar Ajiya assured Nigerians of the availability of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS.
“We have also directed operation team to engage in 24hours loading of PMS in the next couple of days and make sure some outlets operate 24hours without compromising security in order to bring quick relief to the people,” he stated.
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