This Day (Lagos)

23 December 2013

Nigeria: NUPENG Urges Marketers Not to Hoard Fuel

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) Sunday appealed to petroleum marketers to avoid hoarding of the products during the Yuletide.

The NUPENG Chairman, South-West chapter, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

"We will play our own parts by ensuring that the products get to the filling stations," he said. Korodo also advised motorists against panic buying, saying that there would be adequate supply of the products for sale to the general public.

"We have been assured by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that the products will be available in all the depots. "We have instructed our members to ensure 24 hours product distribution to customers," the NUPENG chairman said.

He said the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) had been directed to supply all filling stations with the products during the festive period. The federal government had declared Decsember 25 and 26 as public holidays for the celebration of Christmas and Boxing Day respectively.

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