Kano 130 trucks short of daily petrol requirement – Ganduje

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ganduje nnpcNNPC Group Executive Director (Commercial and Investment), Dr. T. Adeniran speaking during the visit
 
 
By PHILIBUS DAUDA, Kaduna
Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has requested the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to increase fuel supply to the state in view of its huge population and commercial inclination.
According to a statement made available, signed by the governor’s Press Secretary, Ameen Yassar, the state is 130 trucks short of daily requirement when it gets its full daily supply.
It explained that the governor who made the demand while receiving the company’s Group Executive Director (Commercial and Investment), Dr. T. Adeniran in his office, said because the state has the highest population in the country coupled with the influx of people for commerce, the current allocation of 3 – 20 trucks of fuel per day cannot meet its demands.
“Our needs can be met by an allocation of 150 trucks daily yet we get 3 – 20 trucks. This is a very difficult situation. We are, therefore, appealing for concession so that the suffering of our people can be alleviated”, the governor pleaded.
Asserting that synergy between the state government and the company is indispensable if the administration is to achieve its goal of accelerated socio -economy development, Governor Ganduje assured that his administration would provide NNPC with the required plots of land to construct the three retail outlets.
He expressed happiness that the company is into fuel retail noting that if it leaves the business in the hands of independent marketers, they would manipulate the twin issues of products availability and pricing.
Earlier on, the NNPC Group Executive Director (Commercial and Investment), Dr. T. Adeniran said the visit is to further discuss how the organization can get three plots across the Senatorial zones of the state, to establish mega filling stations.
He stated the organization intends to establish a reputation as the number one retail outlet in the country, soliciting the cooperation of the Kano state government to achieve the set goals.

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