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Fuel Scarcity: 300 Million Litres Arrive Nigeria


Fuel Scarcity: 300 Million Litres Arrive Nigeria

About 300 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, have arrived Nigeria.

This is following the scarcity of the product in major cities in the country, due to the importation and distribution of substandard and contaminated PMS into the country.

Aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmed stated this in a tweet on Thursday.

While quoting the CEO of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), Farouk Ahmed, he disclosed that the newly imported 300 million litres would close the gap and ensure the availability of the product for Nigerians.

“At least six vessels ordered by the @NNPCgroup have arrived in the country, the vessels came in with 300 million litres of PMS (petrol) meant to close the gap created by the contaminated petrol withdrawn from depots and filling stations,” Bashir said, quoting Farouk.

Thelagostimes had earlier reported that MRS Oil Nigeria Plc debunked rumours that it is responsible for the importation of the contaminated PMS.

The company had, in a press statement signed by the company’s Managing Director, Marco Storari disclosed that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), through their trading arm, Duke Oil, supplied a cargo of PMS purchased from international trader Litasco and delivered it with Motor Tanker (MT) Nord Gainer.

Ayomide Ayano

A writer, communicator, Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Christian.

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