Fuel queues disappear from Abuja

By Post Nigeria December 18, 2014 20:45

Fuel queues disappear from Abuja

On Monday, when workers under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and its Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) embarked on their indefinite strike, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) promised Nigerians that there will be no scarcity of fuel as supply to the public would continue.

Jabi

Jabi

Despite the fact that the associations have stopped loading of products and major installations in both upstream and downstream have also been shut, the NNPC have kept their promise.

A drive around the Abuja Metropolis on Thursday revealed that Petrol Stations are still operational with no queues to be seen. From Gudu to Jabi to Garki to Wuse, petrol stations are functional with no queues in sight.
The pump price still remains N97.

Garki II

Garki II

There were initially queues at the start of the strike on Monday, but the NNPC had assuaged Nigerians fears that the queues were not as a result of the strike but due to hoarding and panic buying.

The queues have long disappeared as operations in petrol stations are being carried out normally.

Area 3

Area 3

The NNPC spokesperson, Mr. Ohi Alegbe had earlier disclosed that the NNPC had over 32 days stock of fuel to bide Nigerians through the Yuletide season.

At the time of this report, the outcome of the Thursday meeting between the Federal Government and the leadership of the NUPENG/PENGASSAN is not yet known.

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