The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Friday, announced that it discharged one cargo of 44 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in order to guarantee sufficiency of the product nationwide.
In a statement released by Garba Deen Mohammed, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, in Abuja.
“Our immediate concern is to make petrol available through the interventions and processes put in place so that the queues will disappear within the next one to two weeks.
“As at 4 p.m today, one PMS cargo containing 42 million litres has completely discharged.
“Two more PMS cargos with a combined ‘Remaining on Board’ (ROB) of 44 million litres are currently discharging while another PMS cargo containing 44 million litres is berthed and awaiting discharge,” it said.
“The Direct Sale Direct Purchase (DSDP) arrangement for crude would commence in the first week of April.”
“We urge Nigerians to continue to be patient because the difficulties being experienced as a result of the situation will soon be alleviated.
“We would like to assure all Nigerians that the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, and everybody else associated with this situation is working tirelessly round the clock to ensure relief is brought to Nigerians.’’