Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


PPMC completes rehabilitation of 9 petroleum depots

22 November 2013, 15:11

Lagos - The Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) on Thursday said it had completed the rehabilitation of nine petroleum products depots across the country in last one year.

According to Nasir Imodagbe, Manager, Public Affairs and External Relations, the depots would soon be inaugurated.

The rehabilitated depots were located in Mosinmi, Ejibo, Makurdi, Yola, Gombe, Ilorin, Ibadan, Port Harcourt and Aba.

He said that completion of the rehabilitation of the storage facilities would strengthen the country's products storage and would fast track easy loading of petroleum products across the country.

“With this rehabilitation, issues of scarcity and excessive queuing of trucks at most NNPC/PPMC depots will reduce drastically.

The PPMC spokesman said that the management had also deployed modern technology to tackle pipeline vandalism through the reconstruction of 4.5 kilometre of ATC-Mosimi pipeline using Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) across hotspots.

Imodagbe said that SAPPERS, the Engineering arm of the Nigerian Army, was engaged to clear and grade some Pipeline Right of Way (PROW).

“It is on record that on assumption of office of this management in February 2011, there were only four functional depots -the Satellite Town, Mosimi, Ibadan and Ore -- out of the 21 loading depots in the country.

“This does not include those attached to the Warri, Kaduna and Port Harcourt refineries.

"It became necessary to engage the services of private depots to enable bridging to inactive depots, especially to the whole of the North,’’ he said.

Imodagbe said that the management, within the first year in office, re-inaugurated the Kaduna-Suleja line, Kaduna-Kano line, Suleja-Minna line, Kaduna-Gusau line, Kaduna-Jos line and delivered products to Minna, Kano, Gusau, Jos and Suleja depots.

“It is interesting to note that some of these depots had not worked for over 15years.

“Besides, all the lines under system 2B were rehabilitated and products delivered to Ore, Ilorin and Ibadan depots,” Imodagbe said.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...