NNPC said in a statement that the protests, curfews, and destruction of properties have affected the way the industry operates, resulting in a scarcity of fuel.
Some people online argue that the protest is not enough to derail things if they had a proper structure. The argument is that fuel scarcity is rampant in Nigeria, especially during the end of the year. The conclusion is that this is just an excuse for something that had always happened.
Mele Kyari, the managing director of NNPC went on to explin: “The disruptions of free flow of vehicular movement occasioned by the EndSARS Protests and the attendant curfews, restrictions, and vandalism, particularly in Lagos obviously affected petroleum products distribution.”
It cannot be forgotten that thousands of Nigerians demonstrated for more than two weeks against police brutality. The peaceful protest soon got hijacked by hoodlums who started destroying private properties. A curfew was placed on cities around the country, with the army shooting at protesters at the Lekki tollgate.
In a speech, President Muhammadu Buhari called for an end to the unrest in his address to the nation.
The NNPC in a statement cautioned against panic buying of petrol adding that it has supply for at least 60-days.
“With the easing of the curfews and restrictions of movement by various state governors, normalcy is expected to return to the petroleum products supply chain in the next couple of days,” Kyari said.