PENGASSAN Strike: NNPC Says No Need for Panic Buying

10 November 2020 By Shakira Alabi

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed insinuations of possible scarcity of petroleum products following the ongoing disagreement between the Federal Government and members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) on implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

This is contained in a statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation,Dr. Kennie Obateru, and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

The statement quotes Mallam Mele Kyari as saying that the industrial action embarked upon by PENGASSAN would not lead to scarcity of petroleum products as all fuel stations and petrol depots in the Country have enough stock of products to service consumers and also expressed hope that the industrial dispute would be settled amicably.

It assures that the Corporation has so far emplaced 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.

The statement further reiterates that the Corporation is determined to make the 2020 end-of-year festivities a zero fuel queue period just like the preceding year, noting that critical stockholders in the petroleum products supply and distribution chain such as tanker drivers, depot owners and road transport owners have been mobilized to ensure hitch-free season.

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