UFOMBA UZUEGBU, Asst News Editor
Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has expressed delight over the re-opening of Mosimi Depot by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), describing it as a step in the right direction.In a statement signed by the National President of NUPENG, Comrade Igwe Achese, he union praised the efforts of the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru for making it possible for the depot to be reopened after nearly a year it was closed down .
The union noted that the opening of the Mosimi depot would ‘make distribution of petroleum products to the South-west easy’ and put ‘less pressure’ on petroleum tankers that throng the Lagos axis to load.
NUPENG urged the NNPC to move a step further by re-opening the system B line so that petroleum products can be dispensed through that line, stressing also the need to reactivate and re-open the other moribund depots scattered all over the county.
Achese restated the for the setting up of Pipeline Protection Agency (PPA) which will be saddled with the responsibility of protecting pipelines traversing the nooks and crannies of the country.
“ The Agency should be ‘well-funded and equipped’ with modern day gadgets like alarms, sensors and helicopters gun-ships with night vision,” he said
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