Abuja - The NNPC has pledged to sustain its increased fuel supply and distribution across the country to avoid a reoccurrence of the recent fuel scarcity in the country.
Dr Omar Ibrahim, the General Manager, Media Relations, NNPC, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.
Ibrahim said NNPC had taken radical measures to ensure that the lingering fuel scarcity in most parts of the country abated.
He said, ``As you will have noticed the fuel queues have disappeared as a result of the radical measures we put in place.
``What we did was to take responsibility of our partners, including private and independent distributors and stepped up our daily supply to all the states experiencing the scarcity.''
Ibrahim said the corporation had to increase its daily truck supply to more than 100 to Abuja and more than 200 trucks daily to Lagos so as to clear the shortage experienced.
The general manager said that NNPC also opened up its strategic reserve to ensure there was no shortage in the supply to all parts of the country.
He said that the fuel crisis was not triggered by the lack of fuel, but the hiccup in the distribution network and the vandalised Arepo pipeline in Ogun.
Ibrahim said that the vandalised system 2B pipeline at Arepo conveyed about one third of the nation’s fuel daily needs and called on Nigerians and security agencies to ensure adequate security of the national asset.
He warned marketers and consumers to desist from hoarding the product as there was enough stock in the country.
He said that NNPC would continue to collaborate with relevant government agencies and stakeholders to ensure effective service delivery to Nigerians.
It will be recalled that that most parts of the country experienced fuel scarcity in the past weeks until the latest intervention by NNPC.