Edo State is set to receive 296,000 litres of petroleum products, according to a document made available to journalists in Benin City on Tuesday.
The document, which was signed by the Edo State Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Oil & Gas, Hon. Joseph Ugheoke, said that “the petroleum products were loaded to Edo State on Monday, December 18, 2017.”
He explained that the products were assigned to eight petrol stations spread across the state: Win Oil, Auchi, 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS); ConOil, Akpakpava, 33,000 litres of PMS; Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Retail, Benin Mega- Station, 45,000 of PMS; NNPC Retail, Relmotro Oil and Gas, 40,000 litres of PMS; NNPC Retail Benin Mega-Station 33,000 litres of PMS; NNPC RetaiL, Benin Mega Station, 40,000 litres of DPK; NNPC Retail, Auchi Standard Services, 36, litres of PMS; and NNPC Retail, Auchi Standard Services, 36,000 litres of PMS.
Sources of the products are Lagos, Port Harcourt, Warri and Pinnacle.
The commissioner had earlier advised motorists not to engage in panic buying as there were enough products to serve them in the yuletide.