The All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked fuel marketers across the country to stop hoarding Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, and resist the urge to increase pump price.
John J. Akpanudoedehe, Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, said this in a statement on Tuesday.
There has been fuel scarcity in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, and some parts of the country.
Akpanudoedehe urged Nigerians to stop panic-buying, describing the current situation as artificial fuel scarcity.
He said Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Pteroleum Resources, has assured that there is enough fuel to last the country for more than a month.
“The leadership of the APC is in touch with the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, H.E. Timipre Sylva and the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, over the fuel queues noticed in some parts of the country,” he said.
“It is an artificial fuel scarcity. We have received assurances from the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and NNPC GMD that there is more than enough petrol to last the country for 40 days.
“There is no need for panic buying and we urge petroleum filling stations to resist the urge to hoard products and illegally hike prices,” the party said.