Kunle Kalejaye 24 August 2016, Sweetcrude. Lagos – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has called on the leadership of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, to enforce the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA’s, retail price band for all petroleum products across its retail outlets.
Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru also enjoined the association to take advantage of the Federal Government’s liberalisation policy of the downstream sector to import petroleum products so as to keep the country wet with petroleum products.
Baru who made the demand on IPMAN while receiving the National Executive Committee of the association at the NNPC Towers in Abuja harped on the need for efficient distribution of petroleum products nationwide before, during and after the yuletide months.
He 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.
President of IPMAN, Chief Obasi Lawson, who announced the return of peace to the leadership of the association, stated that the association was prepared to use its various filling stations to ensure effective supply and distribution of petroleum products for the benefit of Nigerians.
On his part, chairman of the IPMAN Board of Trustees, Alhaji Aminu Abdulkadir, equally expressed the readiness of he association to support the group managing director and his management team to succeed in their task of ensuring seamless supply and distribution of petroleum products nationwide.