As part of efforts to revamp the Enugu Depot towards meeting the petroleum products demand of the entire South-East region and beyond, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Enugu State Government have pledged to work together.
This was made known when the group managing director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru paid a courtesy call on the Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, at the Government House, Enugu, recently.
Dr. Baru, who lamented the incessant acts of vandalism on the Aba-Enugu products pipeline, said at some point about 700 breaches were recorded on the pipeline, a situation that has hampered efficient supply and distribution of petroleum products not only in the state, but in the entire South-East region.
The GMD explained that even after the Aba-Enugu pipeline was repaired, it still had to be shut down as the corporation hardly gets up to 50% of the products pumped.
He described Enugu Depot as a major NNPC supply and distribution infrastructure in the entire South-East region which requires the support of all stakeholders bring back to life.
According to the GMD, the Osisioma and Nsirimo areas (both in Abia State) as well as Ishiagwu (in Ebonyi State) were the major vandalism flash points along the line where illegal connections for diversion of products had been observed almost on a daily basis.