The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mele Kyari has dismissed the possibility of fuel scarcity during the Yuletide season.
Kyari assured Nigerians that there was supply of Petroleum products in stock for the season.
The NNPC boss gave the assurance during a stakeholder meeting chaired by President Muhammadyu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
He said: “We are here today to take stock of our readiness for the festive period, particularly in terms of supplies and distribution of petroleum products across the country, so that this festive period will be enjoyed by Nigerians without any hitch, particularly the Christmas and new year.
“We are very sure today that we have a very robust supply plan not just for Christmas but beyond. We are assuring Nigerians that the NNPC has made adequate arrangement to make an adequate supply of petroleum products.
“If there is an issue, we have come together with other agencies of government to ensure those issues are resolved to ensure Nigerians have a very Merry Christmas this year.
“In that area, we have again increased the level of security, dedicated some officers to make sure that products are moved freely without any attempt to divert products from where they are supposed to go.
“We have gotten commitment also from tanker drivers that we will work seriously with their drivers to make sure that nobody incites them or motivates them to divert products from where it is supposed to go.
“So, we are assuring Nigerians that Christmas will be crime-free, petroleum products will be available to everybody and it will move from one part of the country to the other.”