Lokoja Flood Reason for Fuel Scarcity in Abuja, Says NMDPRA
The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has reacted to the current fuel scarcity in Abuja and other states in the North, saying it is caused by flooding in Lokoja, Kogi State.
Since water has submerged a greater part of Lokoja city and grounded all vehicular movements, the NMDPRA said the development has affected distribution of petroleum products the Federal Capital Territory.
It, however, noted that as part of measures to mitigate the situation, trucking via alternative routes is currently ongoing.
The statement read, “The Authority assured the public that there are sufficient petroleum products inland.
Consequently, the general public is advised to avoid panic buying at fuel stations as the NMDPRA is working assiduously with relevant stakeholders and Government agencies to ensure product availability across the country.
“In the same context, Marketers are advised to desist from hoarding the product so as not to inflict hardship on Nigerians.
“The Authority wishes to reiterate its commitment to Nigerians to ensure seamless supply and distribution of petroleum products nationwide.”