The NNPC, stated in the report that 914 truckloads of fuel had been dispatched to petrol stations across the country. It also added that 1,939 trucks, conveying 64.04 million litres of the products, had
been evacuated from its coastal depots to inland depots in the country.
This comes just as the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has set up a 24-hour special task force to supervise and monitor petrol sales at depots and stations.
It said that the task force would sanction depots and stations selling above the recommended price. Mrs Dorothy Bassey, Assistant Director, Public Affairs in DPR, disclosed this in Lagos on Thursday.
Bassey said the special team was set up purposely for the Yuletide with powers to take over the sale of the product from those selling above the approved price. She said that the agency had met with stakeholders to convey government’s displeasure on illegal sale of petrol above the stipulated price and the long queues at the filling stations.