NNPC asks oil marketers to make life easy for Nigerians

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called on petroleum products marketers to make life easy for Nigerians.
Its Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, who said this, on Wednesday, in Abuja, asked the marketers to stick to the N145 per litre approved pump price for petrol.
He gave the charge, while presenting a commendation letter to the Managing Director of BOVAS and Company Ltd, for consistently selling petrol at the regulated price.
Baru noted that NNPC was fully convinced that it was possible for oil marketers to sell petrol at the approved price and still make a decent profit, urging other marketers to emulate BOVAS.
According to him, the corporation decided to recognise the company and its Managing Director, Victoria Samson, for helping the government to make life easy for the people.
“It is on record that you have consistently demonstrated not only your ability to supply products to the market, but also to do so within the government-controlled price of N145 per litre,” the GMD said in a statement by the NNPC spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu.
“You are even matching the NNPC retail price by selling at N143 per litre; that is quite commendable. By doing what she does, Samson has been making life much easier for Nigerians; that is why we gave her a Commendation Letter, as well as a plaque to recognise her efforts,” he added.
The NNPC boss further assured the company of the corporation’s support with necessary interventions to ensure effective supply of petroleum products in its areas of operation.
In her response, Samson informed Baru that her filling stations nationwide had maintained the N145 regulated price for petrol, even during the periods of supply shortage.
“Without a doubt, this gesture will spur me to further do my best and continue to supply products at affordable prices for the benefit of all Nigerians,” an elated Samson said.
She added that the company would continue to work with the NNPC and relevant agencies, not only to sell petroleum products at approved prices without diversion, but, also, to resolve the current fuel crisis.

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