- Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has supplied thirteen Northern states in three days with petrol
- The states are: Kaduna, Kogi, Kwara, Taraba, Kano, Benue, Zamfara, Yobe, Sokoto, Jigawa, Borno, Bauchi and Adamawa
- Bauchi had the highest supply of 4.428 million liters of petrol, followed by Adamawa with 3.766 million litres
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it supplied a total of 29.058 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol to thirteen Northern states in three days.
In its report on daily dispatch to filling stations made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, February 16, it named the states to include Kaduna, Kogi, Kwara,Taraba, Kano and Benue. Others are Zamfara, Yobe, Sokoto, Jigawa, Borno, Bauchi and Adamawa.
According to the corporation, the supplies were made between February 12 and 14, 2018.
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A breakdown of the dispatches showed that Bauchi had the highest supply of 4.428 million liters of petrol, followed by Adamawa with 3.766 million litres and Kaduna with 3.565 million litres.
Yobe state got 3.295 million litres, Kogi 2.408 million, Benue 1.902 million litres, Borno 1.843 million litres and Kwara 1.508 million litres.
It further noted that Kano got 1.66 million litres, Taraba 2.42 million litres , while Jigawa got 0.919 million litres and Sokoto got 0.799 million.
It assured that the corporation would continue to ensure adequate supply of the product across the state.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the federal government maybe considering an increase in fuel price as a solution to the lingering petrol scarcity in the country.
The Bauchi state governor, Mohammed Abubakar, gave an indication of the impending increase in fuel price when he spoke with journalists after the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, February 15.
The governor was reported to have said that a NEC committee headed by the Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dakwambo, will interface with NNPC with a view to determining the correct price for PMS considering the price of the product in countries bordering Nigeria.
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