Fear of fuel scarcity: No need for panic buying, NNPC assures Nigerians

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By Ikenna Omeje

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured  Nigerians that there is no need for panic buying of petrol

The Group General Manager, Group  Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Kennie Obateru, told NAN on Monday that normalcy will soon be restored in the supply of petroleum products.

According to Obateru,  the long queues currently being experienced in some parts of the country are due to curfew imposed in some states over the #EndSARS protests.

The curfews, he said, affected the free movement of vehicles for the supply of petroleum products but assured of normalcy in a couple of days.

 “The disruptions and curtailment of the free flow of vehicular movement occasioned by the #EndSARS protests, the attendant curfews, restrictions and vandalism affect the supply situation,” Obateru said.

“Normalcy is expected to return to the petroleum products supply chain in the next couple of days.

“There is no need for panic buying, be rest assured that supply will soon return to the entire country.”

Following looting and vandalism that trailed the EndSARS protest in the country, governors of various states in the country including Lagos, Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Ondo Plateau, Kaduna, Kwara, Cross River, Edo, Osun, Rivers, Ekiti, Anambra imposed curfews to calm rising tensions.

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