The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has assured Nigerians that the existing fuel scarcity in the country will soon be a thing of the past.
Giving this assurance was the NMDPRA Coordinator in Delta, Victor Ohwodiasa, when he led a delegation of the regulatory authority on an unscheduled inspection visit to some petroleum depots at Ifiekporo, on Thursday evening and Friday in Delta.
According to him, the regulatory authority would ensure that the vessels discharge products as quickly as possible.
He said: “We will ensure that the depots receiving these products lift them out to the end users.
“By the time we have all the depots wet with PMS and they are lifting regularly, the looming scarcity we are experiencing will disappear.”
“Once we get our daily manifest, we send our men out to make sure that those trucks get to their actual locations.
“There might be one or two infractions; we have apprehended about two persons for product diversion and they were made to face the full wrath of the law.
As a regulatory authority, saddled with the responsibility of regulating the Midstream and Downstream of the Oil and Gas sector in Nigeria, we will continue to do what we need to do.
“This is to ensure that the products are available and adequately and fairly distributed within Delta and neighboring states,” he said.
Ohwodiasa advised people to stop pandering to panic purchase that comes at ridiculous prices, assuring that all issues will be fixed before the Yuletide season.