This it said was a determined effort to ease the discomfort being experienced by motorists and commuters in Lagos and its environs.
The Corporation said that the additional volume of 33 million litres of premium motor spirits was sent to Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) for onward distribution to fuel stations across the metropolis and beyond.
The Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim in a statement said the extra volume of 25, 000 metric tonnes of fuel , the equivalent of 33 million litres of petrol was supplied to the marketers as part of measures by the Corporation to end the artificially induced scarcity.
“While we intensify our ongoing direct monitoring of fuel stations across Lagos and its environs, we are providing the extra volume of product to eliminate the noticeable queues arising from the induced scarcity,’’ Dr. Ibrahim stated.
The Corporation appealed to marketers and members of the public to refrain from hoarding and panic buying.
Recalls, the NNPC at the weekend said it was working in conjunction with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to commence detailed monitoring of fuel stations in Lagos and its environs as well as any other state to checkmate the incidence of hoarding and panic buying of fuel.