Abuja - The Minister of State for Petroleum
Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation (NNPC), Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has enjoined Nigerians to be more patient as the
corporation is working hard to end fuel shortage across the country.
"I appreciate the patience of Nigerians and I am
committed and focused to make petrol available to all nooks and crannies of
Nigeria," Kachikwu said.
He gave the assurance as he recommissioned the 46km
Kachikwu stressed that both Warri and Kaduna refineries
were now receiving crude simultaneously for the first time in many years.
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He said Warri facility had started working while Kaduna
will start production at the end of the month.
"The Escravos terminal is the heartbeat of the downstream
sector of the industry and critical to local supply of finished petroleum
product as both refineries in Warri and Kaduna are majorly fed from Escravos
crude stock," Kachikwu said.
He said the three refineries were going to be
working and would help significantly with the issue of fuel supply and
distribution across the country and would go a long way to manage the fuel
- CAJ News