The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has appealed to Nigerians to resist “panic buying” of petroleum products owing to a planned strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

In a statement released on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Maikanti Baru, NNPC group managing director said that there is an abundance of petroleum products that could last for as long as 37 days.

The NLC had on Wednesday, declared a total strike after meeting with a government delegation led by Chris Ngige, minister of labour, as the meeting was reported to have ended in a stalemate.

Labour had protested the delay in implementing the new minimum wage for workers after demanding an upward review from 18,000 naira to between 64,000 naira.

According to the statement:

“All the NNPC’s depots across the country, including the private ones engaged by the corporation on throughout basis, have an abundance of petroleum products to meet the needs of Nigerians.

“All NNPC depot managers have been instructed to intensify products loading and other activities in their depots to avert any fallout of developments in respect of the NLC’s proposed strike.

“The NNPC would continue to meet the products consumption needs of all Nigerians wherever they may be within the shores of the country”.

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