SEE HOW Kaduna Refinery Commences Daily Supply Of Fuel
The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) has begun daily production of petrol as speculated few days ago.
Ohi Alegbe, group general manager, group public affairs division, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday said the plant began production with an initial PMS yield of about 1.5 million litres and increased its daily yield to 3.2 million litres.
”The injection of this volume into the system will significantly impact ongoing special intervention efforts designed to bring relief to motorists across the country,” Alegbe said.
NNPC stated via a statement released in this regard that it had deployed its staff in the monitoring of fuel distribution and retail system at filling stations nationwide, Vanguard reports.
According to Alegbe, the effort has started yielding positive results in Abuja and environs in less than 48 hours as the NNPC staff has been instrumental to swift dispensing of fuel to motorists in the FCT.
After visiting some filling stations in Abuja, Dr. Babatunde Adeniran, the group executive director, commercial and investment of the NNPC attested the move had recorded some success.
”Our staff are putting in all their best to ensure that orderliness is restored in most of the filling stations. “They are also there to ensure that nobody creates a situation that will hamper the discharge of products to ordinary Nigerians. So far, they are doing well in this regard,’‘ he said.
He explained that the initiative would ensure that Nigerians did not suffer unnecessarily at the hands of unscrupulous marketers.
He commended some security agencies who complemented the efforts of NNPC at a filling stations in Asokoro today.
Adeniran further call on security agencies and Nigerians to complement the effort of the corporation to ensure the success of the initiative.
”I hope Nigerians can have the spirit of orderliness, the spirit of cohesion and the spirit of responsibility in order to help this process,” he said.
The Kaduna refinery was reopened on Saturday December 18, four months after the plant was temporarily shut down. This is in line with the bid to meet up with the December deadline for all the refineries to work at full capacity.