Nigeria: NNPC Secures PMS Ahead of End-of-Year Festivities


In anticipation of the end-of-year festivities, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has begun taking necessary measures to ensure that motorists have unimpeded access to fuel.

The NNPC has therefore stocked over two billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, to ensure a hitch-free movement during the Christmas and New Year periods.

While confirming this information, the Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, stated that the provision of adequate petroleum products would also make roads safer for motorists because there will be no need for other consumers to hoard highly inflammable products in jerry cans, among others, which may pose safety challenge to them.

“As we speak, NNPC has over two billion litres of petrol and we want to sustain this level from now until the end of the year and beyond. This volume would give the country product sufficiency of about 60 days, well above the standard 30 days sufficiency threshold,’’ Baru said.

According to Mr Baru, this undertaken is a part of the Corporation’s long-standing commitment to road safety and support for the FRSC. He has also promised that the corporation would continue to support the FRSC towards achieving its mandate of making our roads safer for motorists and other road users.