DPR dismisses fear of petrol scarcity during Easter holiday


Mr Friday Ogbadu, Human Resource Manager, Department of Petroleum Resources Lokoja, has dismissed fears that there will be scarcity of petrol in the country during the Easter period.

Ogbadu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Thursday that the fears were unfounded.

He assured Nigerians that there would be adequate supply of petroleum products throughout the period and beyond.

Ogbadu appealed to Nigerians not to panic as there was no room for scarcity, adding that the NNPC and stakeholders had guaranteed adequate supply of petroleum products.

He urged vandals to stop their nefarious acts, saying that breaking pipelines would  only bring the nation backwards and disrupt development plans.

The official said the DPR would ensure that the refineries in the country were fully functional and urged Nigerians to ‎be patient with government.