The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has boosted access of Ilorin, and its environs to petroleum products supply as the corporation’s Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, re-commissioned the Ancient City’s NNPC Depot.
The Ilorin Depot is part of the corporation’s System 2B Pipeline Network knocked down more than eight years ago due to acts of pipeline vandalism.
Speaking at the event in Ilorin, the NNPC GMD said the re-commissioning was aimed at restoring petroleum products supply and distribution for the benefit of Nigerians.
Kyari stated that the event was historic for NNPC in its quest to resuscitate its assets across the country, adding that Ilorin and its environs would be saved from the vagaries of bridging following the recommissioning of the depot.
While acknowledging the corporation’s success in restreaming a couple of its depots and pipelines, the GMD stressed that NNPC would not relent in its efforts until all pipeline networks in the country are revitalized.
Kyari declared that vandalism was inimical to all parties’ interests, the NNPC and host communities’ whose commercial activities are also negatively impacted.