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There won’t be fuel scarcity in Lagos during Easter: FG

“There is sufficient fuel for the Easter season. As of yesterday (Monday), we had a total of 367,341,523 litres of PMS, also known as petrol…”

• April 12, 2022
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The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has assured Lagos residents there will be no fuel scarcity during the Easter period.

NMDPRA zonal operations controller in Lagos, Ayorinde Cardoso, assured in an interview on Tuesday.

The federal government had declared April 15 and April 18 as public holidays to mark the celebration.

“There is sufficient fuel for the Easter season. As of yesterday (Monday), we had a total of 367,341,523 litres of PMS, also known as petrol, in various depots in Lagos,” declared Mr Cardoso. “In addition, we have five vessels at berth in Lagos Jetties discharging a total sum of 168,761,442 litres of PMS.”

The NMDPRA advised marketers against hoarding and creating artificial scarcity of the products, added Mr Cardoso.

He also mentioned that the NMDPRA would intensify its monitoring and surveillance of petroleum products outlets to ensure compliance with quality, quantity and safety of operations, in line with its regulatory mandate.

Mr Cardoso advised consumers to report any infraction to NMDPRA’s office in Lagos.

He also reiterated the petroleum regulatory agency’s commitment to safety and advised consumers to observe all necessary safety protocols in handling petroleum products.

Mr Cardoso further explained that the NMDPRA would continue to develop appropriate initiatives to enable business and create opportunities for investors and stakeholders in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry.

(NAN)

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