IPMAN commends NNPC for reopening Ejigbo depot
By Felix Kuyinu
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been lauded for pumping Petroleum products at Ejigbo, reopening activities at the depot which was locked due to unavailability of activities and petroleum distribution.
The move put in place has generated reactions by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) commending NNPC for making sure that the yearnings of the community residents in getting petroleum products for their daily needs has been attended to swiftly.
IPMAN made its commendation known today through Alhaji Ayo Alanamu, Chairman, IPMAN, Ejigbo Satellite Depot, who stated that the pumping of products was suspended at the depot due to repairs on the Atlas Cove- Mosinmi- Ibadan – Ilorin pipeline, bringing about sectional failure emanating from frequent vandalism of the branches.
Alanamu said that NNPC, on July 8 resumed pumping of products including petrol to the depot, to avert fuel scarcity in the South-West, and to avoid the stress of going to load at the Apapa private depot, confirming that his members actually commenced loading of products from the depot on July 9 to various fuel outlets in the state.
“We commend NNPC for the overhaul of the depot and completion of the storage tanks repairs, to boost products availability.
“Effective loading has commenced and we appeal to the management of the corporation to always carry marketers along whenever there are issues affecting the depot,” he said.
Alanamu said pumping of products to the Ejigbo depot would drastically reduce the number of trucks waiting to load in Apapa, as well as the chaotic traffic situation there. However, he pledged the association’s collaboration with the corporation on pipeline surveillance and the crusade against oil theft within the system 2B network.
In addition, Alanamu disclosed that IPMAN’s executive would partner the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) Limited to ensure that members of the association promptly receive their allocations.
“We will support security agencies to win the war against oil theft. We all know the damage oil theft is causing to our economy as a country. Like every other responsible Nigerian, we will support every move to win the war,” said Alanamu.