The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has announced measures to sustain supply of petrol, automotive gas oil, diesel, and kerosene, nationwide.
A statement by the corporation's Spokesman Ndu Ughamadu in Abuja says it intends to achieve this by increasing the February supply of petrol by six additional cargoes to the existing national PMS sufficiency of over 32 days.
It will also begin immediate importation of three cargoes before the end of February and an order for 250 trucks per day loading of petroleum products, from three refineries in Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Warri.
In another development, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is to spend N76 billion this fiscal year.
Defending the ministry's budget before the National Assembly Joint Committee on Agriculture, the Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbeh, explained that N6.7 billion is for personnel costs, N202 million for overhead costs while N69 billion is for capital projects.