Baru Ignores British Award, Returns Home As Fuel Scarcity Persists
Timothy Adegbola, LAGOS, Nigeria (GVE) – In a bid to resolve the fuel supply and distribution challenges witnessed in some parts of the country, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, on Tuesday cut short his trip to London.
Baru, was to receive the Forbes Oil and Gas Man of the Year Award for 2017 in the British capital on Tuesday.
He returned home saying the situation at hand require his immediate attention more than anything describing as a “matter of urgent national importance.”
Speaking on the development shortly before he left London, Baru urged Nigerians to stop panic buying as the Corporation was doing everything within its reach to address the situation.
He hereby directed that more truckload of petroleum products be dispatched to various parts of the country to cushion the effects of excessive demand caused by panic buying.
The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, also in a statement quoted the NNPC GMD as saying “for the umpteenth time, I wish to call on all Nigerians to stop panic buying. We have said times without number that NNPC has sufficient products to cater for the needs of all consumers event till the end of this season”