By Felix Kuyinu
The unwanted situation of petroleum issues seems to have been curbed according to the utterances of the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, who told newsmen that there is availability of petrol, assuring Nigerians that the era of fuel scarcity is gone for good.
Receiving the Man of the Year Award from Nigeria NewsDirect newspaper, Baru said that the corporation had learnt a great lesson during the recent fuel scarcity in the country.
He also stated that some measures were under plan to make sure that such experience does not reoccur in the country.
“We have actualized the lessons learnt, part of which is to ensure that at any point in time, there should be sufficient products available for distribution across the country. Most of our PPMC depots in Ejigbo, Mosinmi, Ibadan and other parts of the nation have sufficient product for distribution now.
“NNPC is discussing with security operatives to stop smuggling of petrol products across our borders. We are working with them to ensure safety of our pipelines because we still have some areas in which vandals still disrupt our pipelines,” he said.
Baru declared that he dedicated the Man of the Year award to all staff of the corporation.
Also speaking, the Chairman, International Energy Services, Dr. Diran Fawibe, urged NNPC to ensure that the nation’s refineries work to their full capacity.
According to him, the oil and gas sector is a major sustainer of the nation’s economy.