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NIPCO reopens, begins loading of petrol

07 April 2014, 09:46

Lagos - The Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company (NIPCO) reopened on Friday after 13 days of closure.

An official of the company, who spoke on anonymity, said the company was reopened following the intervention of the State Security Service (SSS).

“The meeting took place at Abuja on Thursday, April 3, where all the aggrieved parties were represented.

“Although the meeting continued till Friday, SSS directed that the company should be reopened immediately while amicable resolution of the dispute would be sorted out,” the official said

The official said the company was reopened at about 10.30 a.m, adding that the loading of petroleum products had started for distribution to marketers.

He said the reopening of the company would further ease the scarcity of petroleum products experienced in some parts of the country.

200 trucks have been loaded with petroleum products for distribution to marketers.

It would be recalled that NIPCO was shut by the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on March 24 following a dispute over who heads the company union.

-      NAN

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