The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured Nigerians that the issues of long fuel queues and petrol scarcity across the country will disappear by the weekend.
Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, gave the assurance on Wednesday while addressing reporters in Abuja.
According to him, NNPC is winning the war and putting in place adequate measures to ensure the product is easily accessible to the people in all parts of the country.
“I promise by weekend, most of the abrasions we’ve been noticing will disappear. You could see that we are winning the war,” Baru said.
“The (fuel) queues have significantly subsided in Abuja; In Lagos, they’ve almost become none existent and, of course, we are pushing it to the other cities as well as to the hinterlands.”
The NNPC boss addressed in the outskirts of Abuja, where he had gone to shut down another illegal petrol station.
He also accused some petroleum marketers of diverting trucks conveying products meant for the Federal Capital Territory to some other parts of the country.
Baru, however, said trucks leaving depots are being monitored, just as more 110 trucks have been dispatched to the nation’s capital and its environs.
He said: “Outside Abuja, we have gotten a lot of improvements. Also in terms of distribution, we are monitoring every dispatch from the depots and also from Suleja to the various centres.
“Today alone as of noon, we have gotten over 110 trucks that have been dispatched to Abuja and environs.”