Kunle Kalejaye 19 August 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has solicited the support of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, toward ensuring efficient distribution of petroleum products nationwide before, during and after the yuletide months.
Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, made this demand on IPMAN while receiving the National Executive Committee of the association at the NNPC Towers in Abuja.
Baru urged IPMAN to use its vast network of distribution outlets in the downstream sector across the country to deliver petroleum products to the people without engaging in diversion of products.
He called on the leadership of IPMAN to enforce the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA’s, retail price band for all petroleum products across all its retail outlets.
The GMD enjoined the Association to take advantage of the liberalisation policy of the downstream sector by the Federal Government to import petroleum products so as to keep the country wet with petroleum products.
President of IPMAN, Chief Obasi Lawson, said peace has returned to the leadership of the Association, noting that it is prepared to use its various filling stations to ensure effective supply and distribution of petroleum products for the benefit of Nigerians.
On his part, IPMAN Board of Trustee Chairman , Alhaji Aminu Abdulkadir, congratulated the GMD on his appointment, stressing that the omen of his appointment brought unity to the lingering crises in the Association while further extolling his transparent virtues which, he said, would rub on the nation’s Oil and Gas Industry.
He expressed the readiness of IPMAN to support the GMD and his management team to succeed in their task of ensuring seamless supply and distribution of petroleum products nationwide.