The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has declared that there will be no more crisis in Nigerian oil industry as it is now stabilized.
The chairman of the Kano Chapter of the association, Bashir Dan-Mallam made the declaration at a media briefing on Monday in Kano.
Mr Dan-Mallam said the credit goes to the management of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC for their steadfastness in ensuring that the industry did not buckle despite the near collapse of oil prices created by COVID-19 pandemic.
He explained that the feat was achieved by the doggedness of the NNPC’s Group Managing-Director, GMD, Mele Kyari and his team “for their eagle-eyed alertness to the way the pandemic was threatening the world economy as it relates to Nigeria.”
He reiterated that “The NNPC took swift measures, as they were in constant touch with all of us, the stakeholders which ensured that constant and uninterrupted supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country.
” Let me also commended the GMD and his team for their tireless efforts in interfacing between them and various state governments which ensured seamless and hitch-free movement of petroleum products and services stations Nationwide.
“That is why even in this COVID-19 lockdown, every Nigerian is a witness to the availability of petroleum at filling stations across Nigeria despite the fall in oil prices in the world market. We must commend them for this,” Mr Dan-Mallam said.
The IPMAN chairman further praised the humanitarian efforts of the GMD of NNPC “in lending a helping hand through Corporate Social Responsibility by donating billions of naira worth of equipment and supplies to help fight the pandemic.”