NNPC Puts Strategies In Place To Ensure Steady Petrol Supply At Christmas..Cautions Against Mishandling Of Products

Yemisi Izuora 

The Nigeran National Petroleum Corporation,  NNPC said it has put mechanisms in place to ensure steady supply and distribution of petroleum products as the year gradually drawing to end.

The move is to avert the usual scarcity that occur during festive periods in the country.

The Corporation also said it has in stock 37 days fuel sufficiency currently aside from strategies that have been put in place to ensure that Nigerians experience a hitch-free festive period

Meanwhile, the NNPC has warned that as the dry season draws near in the Country, petroleum products consumers across the nation should be guided against mishandling of white products.

NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, in a release in Abuja, stated that experience had shown that commuters stock petroleum products at home or move about with them in their vehicle boot at this period of the year, exposing themselves and others to serious danger.

Ughamadu said the incident involving a car laden with fuel which burst into flames while in motion last week at Umuode community, Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State, exemplified the danger of transporting imflamable petroleum products in vehicle not made for that purpose.

The corporation’s spokesman admonished communities hosting NNPC facilities to refrain from taping products from NNPC pipelines or engaging in activities that my lead to spill of petroleum products, saying individuals involved in such an act may suffer untold casualties.   

He encouraged communities in NNPC’s areas of operations to report suspicious movements around the corporation’s facilities to the law enforcement agencies, adding that observing basic safety rule of keeping away from areas where imflamable petroleum products spills had occurred could save lives and properties.

Recently, fatalities were recorded while property worth millions of Naira were lost when some members of Umuaduru and Umuimo communities in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State were caught in a fire while they were reportedly scooping petrol around NNPC’s pipeline in their community.

Meanwhile, the NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has assured motorists and other consumers of petroleum products of availability of white products for their comfort as the year end festivities draw near.

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