Tayo Aboyeji, the South-West chairman of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, on Monday, December 25, 2017 confirmed that massive loading of petrol was in progress at completely different depots in Lagos.
Aboyeji made the confirmation in an interview with the news agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, assuring Nigerians that this scarcity of fuel would end within the next 2 days.
“Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is now making use of Major Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) tank farms to distribute petrol.
“This is to accelerate the product to different locations. As I am talking to you, our members are taking the product out of depots to filling stations across the country.
“To make it quicker, NNPC is also using Folawiyo depot, Aiteo, and NIPCO depots and I can tell you that the rate at which loading is taking place now, the crisis will soon be over,” he said.
Atoyebi denied the allegation of diversion of the product by his members, adding that such had not been reported to him.
“To the best of my knowledge no such cases have been reported to the union.
“It is not easy to divert the product because petroleum tankers loaded were being monitored to their destinations,” he said.
He urged Nigerians to desist from panic buying, adding that the product was now available.
“The product will be in all filling stations in few day’s time, so buy only what you will use and stop hiding petrol in your house, it is dangerous,” he said.