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Flooded Lokoja road causing fuel scarcity in Abuja, others – NMDPRA

The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has said the current fuel scarcity in Abuja and other states in the North is caused…

The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has said the current fuel scarcity in Abuja and other states in the North is caused by flooding in Lokoja, Kogi State.

According to a statement, water has submerged a greater part of the city and grounded all vehicular movements.

The NMDPRA said the development had affected distribution of petroleum products to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and environs.

It, however, noted that as part of measures to mitigate the situation, trucking via alternative routes is currently ongoing.

The statement read, “The Authority assured the public that there are sufficient petroleum products inland.
Consequently, the general public is advised to avoid panic buying at fuel stations as the NMDPRA is working assiduously with relevant stakeholders and Government agencies to ensure product availability across the country.

“In the same context, Marketers are advised to desist from hoarding the product so as not to inflict hardship on Nigerians.

“The Authority wishes to reiterate its commitment to Nigerians to ensure seamless supply and distribution of petroleum products nationwide.”