Fuel deficiency: Rivers govt validates arrival of fuel vessel in Port Harcourt


The Rivers State Government has confirmed the arrival of a vessel including petrol at the Port Harcourt depot.

This is coming in the middle of continued shortage of fuel throughout the state.

The state Commissioner for Energy and Natural Resources, Doctor Peter Medee, who provided the confirmation in an interview with newsmen, said the vessel contains enough petrol that will serve Rivers individuals and end the current fuel scarcity in the state.

The commissioner contacted the public to prevent panic purchasing.

He said, “I’m delighted to reveal today that we received a report that the vessel we have been waiting for has come to the Port Harcourt depot.

“In a matter of days and hours, they will begin to load.

“So, my guidance to Rivers individuals is that they need to prevent panic buying.”

The Commissioner even more called on petroleum marketers to sell at the government-approved price to enable them offer out old products prior to the arrival of new items.

As of Thursday evening, queues have actually continued to build up in some filling stations that are dispensing petrol.

A few of them continue to offer between N180 and N200 per litre.