The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) commended the efforts the NNPC has employed into the ongoing rehabilitation of moribund storage tanks at Ejigbo Satellite Depot.
According to the chairman of the association, Alhaji Ayo Alanamu, he said the development would boost products distribution across the Western zone.
Alanamu commended the NNPC for its efforts to ensure prompt rehabilitation of the depot and its storage facilities to boost distribution channels for marketers.
“Tank 10, 11, 12 and the newly converted tank from diesel storage to petrol have been repaired and now awaiting product to be pumped inside.
“This will boost effective petroleum product distribution to marketers within the South-west and across the country,’’ he said.
Alanamu said that the rehabilitation would also enhance marketers’ performance as there would be massive loading of products to the hinterland from the depot.
He further added that the development is a huge boost to petroleum distribution across states in the region.
“One of the key focuses of the current administration is to revamp all moribund and abandoned assets and put them back to work for the improvement of petroleum products supply and distribution.
“We commend the efforts of the NNPC under the leadership of Dr Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director, towards the rehabilitation of our depots,’’ Alanamu said.
He assured that IPMAN members would partner NNPC to protect the pipelines to curb incessant vandalism.