The Zonal Chairman of Association of Distributors and Transporters of Petroleum Products, (ADTOP), Alhaji Bashir Dan Malam has commended the group Managing Director of NNPC Alhaji Mele Kyari for his dogged stand in ensuring adequete supply of Diesel to the state.
He maintained that the commendation became necessary in view of Kyari’s support for the association with diesel (AGO) as part of an effort to ensure uninterrupted supply of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) across the Country .
The Zonal Chairman of the association, Alhaji Bashir Dan-Mallam, made the commendation while addressing the Press yesterday in Kano .
He noted that the support given to the association would go along way In enhancing steady fuel supply nationwide during the partial lockdown on the Country over the Corona virus pandemic.
According to him, the leadership of ADTOP wishes hailed the management of NNPC/PPMC for supporting the association with enough diesel (Ago) to ensure prompt supply of fuel nationwide during the period of lockdown.
“This is a clear indication that the NNPC is committed to ensuring that Nigerians do not experience fuel scarcity during the lockdown as being insinuated in some quarters,” Danmalam averred.
Dan Malam assured Nigerians that the association would continue to work in collaboration with the management of NNPC, PPMC and IPMAN with a view to ensuring steady supply and distribution of the products during the lockdown period so as to avoid scarcity.
Danmalam used the occasion to specifically commend the Managing Director of Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), Musa Lawal for his effort to ensure that Kano and Gombe among other NNPC depots are fully operational during the lockdown so as to ensure steady fuel supply of Diesel in the Country.
“The association has resolved that all petroleum tanker owners should ask their drivers to adopt the preventive measures as outlined by the Ministry of health.
“They must provide hand Sanitizers, Face mask, and Soaps for their drivers. The drivers too must imbibe the culture of regular hand washing while at work or home,”
He, therefore, called on the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr Mele Kyari, to give the association the necessary support and cooperation saying members of the association also rendered essential services like health practitioners and security agents.
According to him, distributing petroleum products is now regarded as one of the essential services which should not be affected by the lockdown.