IPMAN commends NNPC for rehabilitating storage tanks at Ejigbo depot
By Felix Kuyinu
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has lauded the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the rehabilitation of moribund storage tanks at Ejigbo Depot, stating that it would boost products distribution across the Western zone.
The commendation was made by the Chairman, IPMAN Ejigbo zone, Alhaji Ayo Alanamu, who told newsmen that the exercise won’t only ensure prompt loading of petrol to parts of the country but also boost distribution channels for marketers so as to carry out their duties effectively.
According to Alanamu, NNPC has completed the rehabilitation of four storage tanks which have been moribund for years.
He said that the repair was necessary in order to address loading problems encountered by the 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.
“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.to
“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 and also disclosed that there would be proper maintenance check on the newly repaired tanks.