The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has assured Nigerians of adequate supply of petroleum products nationwide before, during and after the Easter celebration.
The Head, Public Affairs of DPR, Mr Paul Osu, who disclosed this, advised members of the public to avoid panic buying of the product, especially the premium motor spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol.
Mr Osu advised petroleum product marketers against hoarding the product and creating artificial scarcity, adding that DPR would continue to initiate appropriate initiatives to enable businesses and create opportunities for investors and stakeholders in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
He also disclosed that DPR would intensify its monitoring and surveillance of petroleum products outlets to ensure compliance with quality, quantity, integrity and safety of operations in line with its regulatory mandate.
In the same vein, consumers were urged to report any infraction such as under-dispensing of products to any of their (DPR) offices nationwide.
He reiterated the DPR’s commitment to safety and advised consumers to observe all necessary safety protocols in the handling of petroleum products.