Fuel supply may be threatened by non-functional SW NNPC depots

No fewer than four of the petroleum depots belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the South West are presently out of operations, thereby posing threats to the smooth distribution of products across the country, The Guardian reports.

The NNPC has about 22 depots across the country but the recent development would have limited the scope and engender longer distance haulage of products.

Concerned petroleum marketers, under the aegis of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), are also worried that the comatose state of the depots will constitute a hindrance to the smooth lifting of products to different geo-political zones of the country.

The affected depots in the South West, according to the marketers, include Ejigbo in Lagos; Ibadan; Ilorin; and Ore depots, leaving only Mosinmi to distribute products imported through Lagos axis.

 

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