I.6bn litres of PMS available for distribution – NNPC #Pms

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. (NNPC) says there is over 1.6 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) available for nationwide distribution.

Malam Mele Kyari, NNPC Group Managing Director, made this known on Thursday, March 24.

This was at the official unveiling of the Association of Distributors and Transporters of Petroleum Products (ADITOP) in Abuja.

Kyari was represented by Mr Adeyemi Adetunji, Group Executive Director, Downstream, NNPC.

He said “NNPC as of today has 1.6 billion litres of PMS which is about 27 days sufficiency.

“This is to assure Nigerians again that there is adequate supply of PMS; and it is getting to all nooks and crannies of the country. We will continue to ensure that we facilitate the availability of PMS.

“I appreciate all Nigerians for all the patience and cooperation. This is as we get back to normalcy in terms of petroleum products distribution in the country.

“After the challenge we had in January and the global environment for energy got worsened with the crisis in Ukraine and Russia; NNPC will do its best to alleviate the plight of Nigerians,” he said.

Kyari noted said that the company had been working with relevant stakeholders in the oil and gas industry. This was to put palliatives and continue to ensure that there was free flow of PMS in all areas of the country.

“We are working with the authority, we are working with the Nigerian Association of Transport Owners and Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD). now we are going to work with ADITOP to ensure we create normalcy to the situation,” he said.
Also speaking, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, called on stakeholders in the industry to make petroleum products available for citizens.

Sylva was represented by Mr Famous Asiegbu, Director Human Resources in the ministry.

He said the ministry would continue to offer the association the needed support.

Alhaji Lawan Dan-Zaki, President, ADITOP, said that the Petroleum Industry Act if implemented properly and selflessly, could serve as a standard for national resource management

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