NNPC ADVISES AGAINST SWIFT RELOCATION OF TANK FARMS
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has advised against a quick relocation of tank farms from their current locations along Ijegun and Kirirkiri areas of Lagos including other parts of the country.
This was disclosed on Wednesday, in a statement issued by NNPC spokesperson, Kennie Obateru, at a hearing by the House of Representatives’ Ad-hoc Committee on Relocation of Tank Farms in Residential Areas of Ijegun, Kirikiri.
The corporation noted that this was in order to avoid a dislocation in the supply and distribution chain of petroleum products across the country.
The statement was titled “NNPC gives conditions for relocation of tank farms, petroleum products depots.”
It quoted the NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, as saying that the corporation was not loath to the relocation of the petroleum products tank farms and depots sited in residential areas.
However, he said that the oil firm would rather ask for more time to be allowed to achieve the full rehabilitation of the refineries and the completion of the Dangote Refinery to enable the nation exit fuel importation before the proposed relocation.