The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday said it has imported about 38.7million litres of Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK) or aviation fuel representing about 26-day sufficiency.
The supply was to ensure a hitch-free air travel across the country during and after the Yuletide.
The Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, who spoke in Abuja, said the step was taken to forestall shortage of the product, a situation that had recently led to reported cases of flight delays and cancellations across the nation’s airports.
According to the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu in a statement , Baru said in the build-up to the Yuletide, the NNPC had exceeded the demand of marketers.
Specifically, he said on December 14, the Corporation completed the discharge of 8,800MT which represented about 10.6million litres to major terminals in the country.
In addition, as at yesterday, 23,500MT which represented about 28.2million litres was being discharged to major oil terminals.
In order to sustain the tempo, NNPC had also secured the supply of additional 30,000MT vessel of ATK which represented about 36million litres expected to berth Nigerian shores before the end of the year.
Furthermore, NNPC wishes to state that it has over 40-day sufficiency for PMS and adequate volumes of automotive gas oil (AGO) and dual purpose kerosene (DPK) to satisfy national demand throughout the Yuletide and beyond.
The GMD further assured Nigerians that the NNPC would sustain the drive towards ensuring availability of petroleum products at all times.