Fuel Scarcity: Finally as 6 ships arrive Lagos ports with petroleum products

Two of the six ships waiting to berth in Lagos ports contained petrol, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has said. 
The port’s authority made this known on Wednesday, December 20, in its daily publication Shipping Position in Lagos, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. 

NPA said that the remaining four ships were laden with bulk fertilisers and aviation fuel. It said that 31 other ships with petroleum products, food items and other goods consignments were expected in Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports between December 20, 2018 and January 4, 2019. 

“The expected ships are carrying buck wheat, containers, general cargoes, bulk steel products, bulk sugar, ethanol, project cargo, bulk gas, bulk gypsum, crude palmolein, empty container, diesel and aviation fuel,’’ NPA said. Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday, December 19, said it released 300 trucks of petrol to Lagos and 170 to Abuja, to stem long queues at filling stations. 

NNPC Spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu, announced the release in a statement in Abuja. This followed the call-off of the strike by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) over labour disputes with NECONDE Energy Services Ltd. According to Ughamadu, the corporation has 21 days sufficiency of petrol, which translates into 750 million litres of the white product. 
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