Easter: NNPC reassures Nigerians of adequate fuel supply
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, on Friday said that the corporation is now accountable for 75 per cent of gas supply to power in the country.
The volume is about 300 million standard cubic feet per day.
He reaffirmed the readiness of the NNPC to ensure adequate supply of petroleum products in all the nook and cranny of the country during the Easter holidays and beyond.
Baru who gave this commitment during the conferment on him of the “Distinguished Merit Award’’ by the Association of Business Managers and Administrators of Nigeria in Abuja, said the corporation currently had 1.7 billion litres of petrol in stock equivalent to 35 days sufficiency without adding a drop.
He said plans were afoot to increase it to 2.4 billion litres by the end of the month.
A release by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, stated the corporation’s helmsman informed that currently NNPC was responsible for 75 per cent of gas supply to power in the country to the tune of over 300 million standard cubic feet (Scf) of gas per day.
The excited NNPC GMD dedicated the award to President Muhammadu Buhari for his support for the oil and gas Industry.