Oil Workers’ Strike Won’t Cause Petrol Scarcity – NNPC
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Tuesday said it had enough petrol and as such the strike by oil workers would not cause scarcity.
It dismissed insinuations of possible scarcity of petroleum products following ongoing disagreement between the Federal Government and members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association.
PENGASSAN is in disagreement with the Federal Government over the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
NNPC’s spokesperson, Kennie Obateru, quoted the corporation’s Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, as saying that the industrial action embarked upon by PENGASSAN would not lead to scarcity of petroleum products.
He said in a statement issued in Abuja that all fuel stations and petrol depots in the country had enough stock of products to service consumers and were open for business.
Kyari expressed hope that the industrial dispute would be settled amicably.
He said the corporation had thus far provided a stock of over 2.9 billion litres of petrol to guarantee seamless movement of people, goods and services across the country in the forthcoming Christmas season and beyond.
Kyari said NNPC was determined to make the 2020 end-of-year festivities a zero fuel queue period.