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'No reason for fuel queues in Kaduna'

15 November 2012, 13:03

Kaduna - The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) says it is supplying an average of 1.5 million litres of fuel daily, enough to serve the needs of marketers in Kaduna and its environs.

Dr Banfred Enjugu, the KRPC Executive Director of Operations, who made the disclosure to newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday night, said there was, therefore, no reason for the lingering fuel queues in the area.

He also said that the management of the company was working hard to ensure continued flow of the product.

"We are producing steadily. The Management does not see any reason why, with that level of production and release of the product, there should be queues in Kaduna."

Enjugu, who was feted along with three other management staff of the company on their recent promotion, pledged to restore the company to full capacity, expand and modernise its facilities.

"We have a big responsibility to cater for the energy needs of Nigeria and we intend to do that with all sense of responsibility.

"We have a rehabilitation project in place that is going to guide the realisation of this objective.

"In so doing, we also want to restore the confidence of the staff to appreciate that they are working in a first class company."

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that others who were elevated included Engr. Ian Udoh, the Managing Director of Port Harcourt Refining Company; Engr. Beks Ladun, the General Manager, Power; and Mr Sebastian Ekeanyanwu, the General Manager, Finance.

In his comments, Udoh said the Port Harcourt Refinery would attain 60 per cent production level by the middle of December.

"The mandate is to run the refineries at 60 per cent capacity. After the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) and rehabilitation projects, it would run up to 90 per cent full capacity.

"We will do everything humanly possible to run the refineries at least until the improvement projects are done."

Udoh had, earlier in a response on behalf of his newly promoted colleagues, expressed appreciation to the management and staff of the KRPC for honouring them. He challenged NPPC staff nationwide to rededicate themselves in the service of the nation.

"We must learn to say yes and deliver on all challenges."

The Managing Director of KRPC, Engr. Bolanle Ayodele, said the out going staff had contributed immensely to the success of the company, especially in the last two years. He advised them to remain committed to their responsibilities and assured them of support.


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