The Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) on Thursday said that fuel would readily be available across the nation during the yuletide.
The PPMC Media Manager, Mr Nasir Imodagbe, said this when he spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Imodagbe said PPMC had over 32 days’ ample stock of petroleum products available for supply across the nation during the yuletide and beyond.
He, therefore, called on the general public to avoid panic buying of petroleum products as adequate measures have been put in place to wet the nation with PMS during the period.
Imodagbe said the agency had also put in mechanism to ensure hitch-free transportation of goods and services during the yuletide period and beyond.
The manager, who spoke against the background of the sudden fuel queues that emerged in Lagos on Tuesday, said the queues would not spread to other parts of the country.
He attributed the queue to Apapa road construction which interrupted loading of petroleum products by marketers from the inland depot in Mosimi.
Imodagbe said the problem had been addressed, and ruled out the possibility of the problem spreading to other parts of the country.
He said apart from the agency having sufficient PMS that could last till early next year, additional 17 PMS-laden vessels had arrived Lagos Port.
Imodagbe urged marketers to support the “zero tolerance for fuel queues” policy across the country.
He also advised marketers to desist from hoarding and diversion of petroleum products as any marketer caught in the nefarious act would be sanctioned.