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By Ngozi Onyeakusi— The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called on Nigerians not to engage in panic buying of Premium Motor Spirit, more commonly known as petrol.

The NNPC  who made call in a statement  signed by Garba Deen Muhammad, the
Group General Manager
Group Public Affairs Division
NNPC, noted that the  corporation has over 1.7 billion litres of petrol in stock and more product is expected to arrive into the country daily over the coming weeks and months.

It is therefore unnecessary to entertain any fear of scarcity of petrol throghout the festive season and beyond.

The NNPC is also not aware of any plan by goverment to cause an increase in the pump price of petroleum. The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has made that declaration last week.

In view of these assurances therefore, the NNPC is advising motorists and other consumers of petrol to maintain their regular pattern of the purchase of petrol without getting into a panic situation that may send the wrong signals around the country.

The NNPC is also engaging all stakeholders to ensure smooth supply and distribution of products to every part of the country during the festive season and beyond.