The Anambra State chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has renewed its call for reactivation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Depot in Emene, Enugu State.
The association said that the reactivation of the depot would be a lasting solution to the perennial scarcity of kerosene in the South East.
Chairman of the association, Chief Osita Ofodile, made the call in an interview in Awka yesterday. He said that dependence on imported products could not guarantee availability of Kerosene. “We hardly get kerosene to sell as independent marketers because supply is not steady. “That is why we are urging the NNPC and federal government to double their efforts to get the Enugu depot and the refineries back on track.
“Meanwhile, they should import kerosene massively and distribute just as it is with petrol so that kerosene will be available at cheaper rate. “As soon as the normal supply of the product is restored, this large crowd you see at the mega station will disappear and people will start to live their normal lives,” he said.
Ofodile commended the federal government for its efforts at securing the lives of Nigerians and urged it to extend same to the protection of petroleum products pipelines.
Information from Daily Trust was used in this report.