The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, has assured Nigerians that the era of fuel scarcity is over in the country.
The NNPC boss gave the assurance on Saturday while receiving the Man of the Year Award from Nigeria NewsDirect newspaper.
He also stated that the corporation is collaborating with security operatives to prevent the smuggling of petroleum products out of the country as well as combat the activities of pipeline vandals.
“We have actualized the lessons learnt, part of which is to ensure that at any point in time, there should be sufficient products available for distribution across the country.
“Most of our PPMC depots in Ejigbo, Mosinmi, Ibadan and other parts of the nation have sufficient product for distribution now.
‘NNPC is discussing with security operatives to stop smuggling of petrol products across our borders.
“We are working along side with them to ensure safety of our pipelines because we still have some areas in which vandals still disrupt our pipelines,” he said.
Baru, after receiving the award, dedicated it to all staff of the corporation.
Naija News reports that normalcy has returned to several cities in Nigeria after the fuel scarcity which hit the country since December 2017, and affected economic activities.