Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director, GMD, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has cautioned Nigerians against buying petrol above government approved price of N145 from filling stations.
Speaking on the sidelines of a function in Lagos on Thursday, Maikanti said there was no shortage of petroleum products, as such, people should buy at the right price.
The NNPC boss said the Corporation has sanitised the supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country.
“We have brought back sanity in the fuel supply system. We have over 2.1 billion litres of petrol in-tank at the moment and people should be calm and be sure that the right quantity is given to them at the filling station at N145 per litre that the government has approved to be the sale price of PMS,” he said.
Maikanti’s call was coming at a time when the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), had sealed a petrol station affiliated to the downstream petroleum sector retail arm of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for selling fuel at N181 per litre.
The affected fuel station, which is located along the Kashim Ibrahim Way in Wuse 2 District of Abuja, had reportedly been under dispensing petrol to its customers.