Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has given assurances that the long queues at various petrol stations nation-wide will ease off from Monday.
The Group Managing Director (GMD) of The NNPC made this statement on Saturday, during an assessment tour of some petrol stations in Abuja.
“We have enough coming in. Obviously the three days of strike hit us very badly but we are flogging again an average of over 300 trucks into Abuja. It is going to take a bit of a while for the queues to clear off and we are hoping that between tomorrow and the next one, two days, the queues will all disappear.”
“We are continuing to pump in, a lot of our stations are open 24 hours a day. Long term obviously, we have got to systemically look at how you prepare this nation in circumstances where there are emergencies and you are able to respond.” Kachikwu
Kachikwu appealed to Nigerians on the need of not hoarding fuel stating that there was enough petrol to go round the country.