The Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, on Wednesday reopened the NNPC depot in the Apata area of Ibadan, Oyo State after some years of inactivity, The Punch reports.
Baru said that President Muhammadu Buhari was concerned about the ease of fuel distribution and supply to every part of the country, which he said informed his commitment to the upgrading of storage facilities across Nigeria. He stated that the reopening of the depot would ease the stress of transporting fuel from Lagos to Ibadan.
The NNPC GMD also urged the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, to ensure provision of adequate security for the various facilities at the depot. The Chairman of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, Suleiman Oladiti, on his own part commended the Federal Government for deeming it fit to restore the depot and other ones across the country.