NNPC Rules Out Fresh Petrol Scarcity from NUPENG’s Threat 


By  Chineme Okafor in Abuja 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Friday said there would be no scarcity of petroleum products in the country or supply disruptions in parts of the country following a potential crisis brewing from a reported misunderstanding between National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and security agencies. 

NNPC in a statement from its Group General Manager Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, explained that NUPENG issued an ultimatum that looked threatening, over a purported intervention by an arm of the security agencies in what the union viewed as purely labour matters involving a company and its workers in Delta State.

Ughamadu stated that the top management of the corporation has however stepped into the issue and, were engaging the parties involved to reach a resolution. 

He said the parties were close to resolving the issues, and advised motorists and other consumers of petroleum products not to engage in panic buying as the NNPC was close to reaching an amicable resolution of the challenge.

NNPC assured that the corporation had adequate storage of petroleum products across the country, advising that Nigerians not to entertain any fear of petroleum shortages.