The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) plans to expand its retail outlets across the country to ensure efficient distribution and country-wide penetration of petroleum products. The corporation will build an outlet in each senatorial district.
Speaking during the flag-off of consultation during the week with a visit to the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Group Executive Director, Commercial and Investment, Dr. Babatunde Victor Adeniran who led the NNPC delegation said the purpose of the visit was to solicit for the support of Kaduna State Government to provide lands for building new NNPC petrol stations in the state.
“Our mission is to build three fuel stations, one each in the three senatorial districts of the state. We need about five thousand square meters for each of the stations. Each station will have six pumps including that of Liquefied Petroleum Gas which is cooking gas,” the GED said.
Governor El-Rufai expressed gratitude to NNPC management for deciding to flag-off the outlets expansion programme in Kaduna State, saying: “Any time NNPC comes visiting, it comes with good news”.
“I want to assure you that we will give you all the support that you need. The State Director of Lands will take the NNPC project team round the state to look at alternative sites. I don’t know how many you are building, we can give you as many as ten sites if you want,” the governor said, as he noted that the supply of petroleum products was a key requirement for the prosperity of the country.