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Fuel: NNPC, marketers strategise on regular supply

By Yemie Adeoye

ABUJA— THE plan to guarantee an unwavering supply and distribution of petroleum products throughout the country took centre-stage, yesterday in Abuja, at a meeting between officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, led by Mr.  Austen Oniwon, its Group Managing Director, and members of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, MOMAN, led by its chairman, Mr. Wale Tinubu.

In a sharp departure from the past where the industry had to wait for fuel crisis to occur before stepping up remedial measures, the meeting resolved to implement some far-reaching measures aimed at squelching any potential threat to free supply and distribution of petroleum products.

Oniwon, who reeled President Goodluck Jonathan’s zero-tolerance for fuel scarcity, stated that the recent fuel scarcity in the country was an embarrassment and that all stakeholders should  ensure that it did not recur.

He, however, called on MOMAN to work with NNPC to improve the nation’s refining capacities.

Tinubu, also the Group Chief Executive Officer of Oando Plc, pledged the commitment of MOMAN to align with government’s aspiration of zero-tolerance for fuel scarcity. He commended Oniwon for initiating the new-found relationship between marketers and NNPC.


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