Uyo - The Department of Petroleum
Resources (DPR), Eket Office, has assured Akwa Ibom people that three million litres of fuel will be supplied to the state
within three days.
The Operation Controller of DPR in the state, Mr Asuquo
Antai, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in
Uyo on Monday.
Antai said that the depot management in Calabar had given
him assurance that fuel would be supplied to the state before the end of the
“I was in Calabar yesterday (Sunday) and had discussion with
depot management. They have assured me that they will lift three million litres
of fuel to Akwa Ibom in the next three days.
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“With this, I am very sure the scarcity will be over soon.”
He attributed the scarcity of fuel in the state to a strike
by truck drivers who refused to lift fuel from the Calabar depot on the grounds
that government was them.
“The fuel situation is not coming down because of the strike
that took place; trucks are not coming in. There is no trucking, we are working
on it to ensure that the fuel situation stabilises before Thursday this week.”
He urged the public not to panic while assuring motorists
that fuel would be available before the end of the week.
NAN reports that long queues are visible in most filling
stations and that fuel is being sold at N100 and N120 per litre in the state.