Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC spokesman, refuted the rumours in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday.
He called on Nigerians not to panic as the report was fabricated by mischief makers with intent to create undue panic in the prevailing sanity in the fuel supply and distribution matrix across the country.
The statement reads, “The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has once again appealed to Nigerians to disregard trending social media report of an impending fuel scarcity due to purported refusal by some oil marketers to lift products from depots.”
The NNPC in the statement also assured Nigerians that over one billion litres of petrol, with over two billion litres secured for April through imports of 48 vessels with each having a capacity of 50 million litres of petrol.
However, the NNPC said fuel pump price of petrol remains N145 per litre.