NNPC commends NSCDC on curtailing fuel scarcity

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Abuja –  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation () has commended the efforts of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps () at curtailing the recent fuel scarcity across the country.

This is contained in a statement signed by Emmanuel Okeh, the Spokesperson, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Thursday in Abuja.

It said the , however, called for more collaboration and partnership with the Corps.

“This is to ensure more are deployed to the various depots across the country in order to escort trucks to various designated locations in the country to check product diversions and other sharp practices,“it said.

The statement also quoted Abduallahi Gana, the Commandant General of the Corps, as saying the was statutorily mandated to Protect Critical Infrastructure and National Assets as the lead agency.

“Therefore, it is imperative for the Corps to put in extra efforts in the discharge of its constitutional role with zeal and renewed vigour,’’he said.

He said the call to deploy more to the depots was a welcome development.

“It is a sign of recognition the excellent performance of the Special at curtailing diversion and tackling the ugly situation of fuel scarcity as well as long queues was in vain,’’he said.

He stressed that the assignment must be carried with all sense of humility, dedication, integrity, commitment, passion and conscientiously without compromise.

“With collective efforts, the Corps will propel to greater heights by justifying its existence and the confidence reposed in the by the government and the populace.’’

Gana, while reassuring , PPMC and DPR a robust working relationship through the Joint Operations, also called other sister agencies, stakeholders in the oil industry and the general public to cooperate with the corps.

“We solicit your cooperation with our Special in the discharge of their onerous assigned duties in order to serve you better.

“The availability of at the stations can only be made possible if we all work together as members of one family,’’ he said.

He also assured the of prompt of their allowances and adequate welfare packages as a motivational force to work without compromise.

Gana, however, warned the personnel that the corps would condone any act of indiscipline and corrupt practices, adding that anyone who indulged in any dubious act would face the wrath of the law. (NAN)