Nigeria: NNPC Cautions Motorists Against Panic Buying As Labour Begins Warning Strike

The entrance to the Federal Secretariat Complex Bauchi under lock and key as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) begins a nation-wide warning strike to demand for a new minimum wage in Bauchi.
27 September 2018

Abuja — The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, yesterday urged motorists and other consumers of petroleum products across the country not to engage in panic buying of products over the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) planned industrial action.

"Government is seriously engaging the NLC on the issues it raised," a release by NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, stated in Abuja.

Baru stated that the nation has 37-day petroleum Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, self-sufficiency, adding that all the NNPC's depots across the country, including the private ones engaged by the corporation on throughput basis, have abundance petroleum products to meet the needs of Nigerians.

He said all NNPC depot managers had been instructed to intensify products' loading and other activities in their depots to avert any fall-out of development in respect of the NLC's proposed strike.

Baru also that the NNPC would continue to meet the products consumption needs of all Nigerians wherever they may be within the shores of the country.

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