28 March 2013, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Western Zone, has commended the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and its downstream and marketing subsidiary, the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, for the comprehensive rehabilitation of pipelines and depots under the System 2B Pipeline which services the Southwest geo-political zone of the country and the Ilorin axis.
The NNPC stated that IPMAN’s appreciation was conveyed to the Corporation in a letter jointly signed by its Western Zonal Chairman, Olumide Ogunmade, Western Zonal Secretary, Dr. A. O. Idowu and the chairmen of Mosimi, Ibadan, Ore, Satellite and Ilorin Depots.
“We have noticed the gradual restoration and reactivation of almost all the depots under System 2B and the renewal of the facilities at Mosimi Depot which is central to the activities of depots under System 2B. We have also been informed of the extensive rehabilitation and expansion of the Atlas Cove Jetty and wish to congratulate you on all these efforts,” NNPC quoted IPMAN as saying.
“We have also noticed the determination of PPMC/NNPC to tackle the ugly problem of pipeline vandalism along System 2B. The effort of the Corporation to tackle vandals at the black spots in Arepo and other areas is beginning to yield positive results,” IPMAN further stated.
The independent marketers also pledged their loyalty and support to the corporation in ensuring a hitch-free supply of petroleum products in the Western Zone in particular and across the country in general.