Abuja - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called on members of the public to stop stock-piling petroleum products.
The agency assured there were enough products to sustain the country for two months.
The NNPC put the current stock of premium motor spirit (petrol) in its depots across the country at 1,9 billion litres.
It also appealed to tanker drivers who had stopped hauling fuel from depots in the coastal states to the Northern part of the country for fear of being caught in unfounded fears of post-election violence.
The Corporation also cautioned marketers to desist from capitalizing on the situation to hoard and divert petroleum products thereby subjecting Nigerians to unnecessary hardship.
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It added that the Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke, had directed the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to sanction any marketer found hoarding, diverting or selling products above regulated prices.
The NNPC's appeal comes amid fears of the fuel scarcity worsening especially in most northern states in the country ahead of elections.
CAJ News observed long queues of vehicles in most of the major gas stations in Abuja.
A gas attendant at one of the station along Kubwa express way, Patience Madu, linked the long queue to panic buying against the outcome of Saturday polls.
- CAJ News