Senate proposes increased allocation to Nigeria fuel depots
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA ‘S Upper Chamber of National Assembly (Senate) has urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to increase the allocation of refined and imported petroleum products to some depots so as to meet national demand.
The House recommended increased supplies to Warri, Port-Harcourt and Calabar.
The upper chamber of the National Assembly also urged the NNPC to prioritize the repair and rehabilitation of pipelines in the areas.
Senators also called on the security service to step up security surveillance of petroleum products pipeline throughout the country.
They urged the federal government to adequately fund the NNPC to enable it replace the outdated pipelines currently in use with modern pipes with in-built wavelengths for ease of surveillance.
The development follows a motion by Senator Chukwuka Utazi, representing Enegu North.
He noted that the high incidence of vandalism of petroleum products pipelines under the supervisory custody of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of NNPC.
The lawmaker observed the NNPC through PPMC has mostly used oastal depots in Lagos and environs for storage and distribution of petroleum products across the country.
“This poses a danger to the environment, the populace and the economic life of Lagos with the recurring tanker accidents as a result of congestion and gridlocks” he said.
– CAJ News
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