The Pipelines and Product Marketing Company has reactivated 22 ailing depots, making movement of petroleum products hitch-free in the last three years, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria has said.
The association said the reactivated depots were under System 2B of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation national pipeline network.
In a commendation letter sent to PPMC, IPMAN also noted with delight the renewal of facilities at Mosimi Depot in Ogun State.
The statement, signed by the chairmen of the depots and the zonal officers, reads: “In a short while all depots that are not functional would soon be brought to life.
“We have also been informed of the extensive and expansion of the atlas cove jetty and wish to congratulate PPMC for the effort to make products available nationwide with hitch.
“We have also noticed the determination of PPMC and NNPC to tackle the ugly problem of pipeline vandalism and the efforts to tackle vandals at black spots in Arepo and other areas is beginning to yield positive results.”
The Zonal Chairman of IPMAN, Olumide Ogunmade, and Secretary, A. Idowu, were among the signatories.