16 October 2017, Sweetcrude, Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Monday, said it has opened an ultra-modern mega retail station along the ever busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The NNPC, in a statement in Abuja, said the newly-constructed NNPC Retail Limited fuel station is part of the strategies to ensure energy security in the country and meet the fuel needs of motorists plying the expressway.
The petrol station was opened at Oyeleke Village, around Shagamu Interchange on the expressway
Speaking on the launch, Group Managing Director, Mr. Maikanti Baru said the subsidiary’s Mega station would ensure that thousands of motorists who ply the road enjoy year-round fuel supply at the station, stressing that NNPC would continue to ensure products available in all the nook and cranny of the country.
He said, “NNPC will continue to maintain its leadership position in the supply of another significant product, gas, to the Nigerian market through its Exploration and Production business unit. The Gas & Power Directorate of the Corporation is also recording improved gas supply to domestic, industrial, commercial and power sectors, which stood at an average of 1.2 billion standard cubic feet per day (scf/d) last month.”
Also speaking, Managing Director of the NNPC Downstream company, Mr. Yemi Adetunji, said the mega station was established in line with the Economic Recovery and Growth initiative of the Change Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and the 12 Business Focus Areas (BUFA) being championed by the present NNPC Management under the leadership of Baru.
Adetunji said he was sure the station would meet the fuel consumption needs of motorists along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The NNPC said the Lagos–Ibadan expressway is a major gateway between Lagos and other parts of Nigeria and continues to record increased vehicular traffic due to the improved condition of the road and reinvigorated Nigerian economy under the stewardship of President Buhari.
It said the NNPC Retail currently has a network of over 400 stations and continues to earn the trust of Nigerians in product availability and efficient customer service delivery.