NNPC assures of stable supply as fuel queues resurface

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The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), appears to have carried out its threat of embarking on strike, as fuel queues returned yesterday, in major petrol stations in Abuja, Nasarawa state and environs, Vanguard reports.

Most petrol stations across the Federal Capital Territory and its environs were shut down, while long queues were witnessed in the few that were selling, forcing motorists to spend long hours trying to get the commodity.

The NNPC, however allayed fears over scarcity of the product. The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu blamed the queues on the threat by IPMAN and on panic buying, while he clarified that the NNPC has enough quantity of the product to meet the demands of the country.