The Division of State Companies (DSS) has given the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Firm (NNPC) Restricted and oil entrepreneurs a 48-hour ultimatum to make Premium Motor Spirit often called petrol obtainable to Nigerians
The DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, introduced the directive at a press briefing on the secret police headquarters in Abuja after greater than three hours of a closed door assembly with stakeholders within the oil sector.
He stated that in case of non-compliance, the DSS will activate its operations all through the nation.
In line with Afunanya, the problem of gas shortage has assumed a dimension that’s detrimental to the nation’s safety.
He stated in the course of the assembly that the NNPC agreed that there’s sufficient produce to serve Nigerians throughout and after the Christmas season.
For weeks now, car house owners, particularly in Lagos and Abuja, have been having bother getting petrol from petrol stations. Whereas many retailers are closed, just a few which are open are promoting must-haves for as little as N250/L at a singular worth of N169/L.
The shortage of provides has led to lengthy, grueling, snake-like queues on the few open fuel stations as drivers and enterprise house owners scramble to purchase gas whereas others resort to the black market. The state of affairs has additionally aggravated site visitors on main roads as car house owners block no less than one lane to affix queues at petrol stations.