17 October 2017, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has described the commencement of operations of the newly constructed ultra-modern mega station of NNPC Retail Limited located along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, as part of the strategies to ensuring energy security in the country.
Reviewing the giant strides of NNPC Retail Limited, a subsidiary of the Corporation, Dr. Baru said the subsidiary’s Mega station which has opened to business at Oyeleke Village, around Shagamu Interchange on the expressway, 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 availability 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 1,200mmscf/d last month.”
Commenting on the newly constructed Mega station, the 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 the Corporation’s Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru.
Adetunji said he was sure the station would meet the fuel consumption needs of motorists along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
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.
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.