Lagos – The Nigerian Product Marketing Company (NPMC) on Friday commended NIPCO for effective petroleum products distribution across the country.
Mr Umar Ajiya, its Managing Director, gave the commendation during a courtesy visit to NIPCO facility in Lagos.
NPMC was unbundled from Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) under Dr Ibe Kachikwu when he was the Group Managing Director of NNPC.
According to Ajiya, the value distribution chain Nipco plays is a vital role as far as distribution of petroleum products is concerned.
” l commend it’s massive trucking. The hospitality of its truck drivers, which is not common in other depots, has put Nipco on a better edge than other companies.
“lt is a pleasure to come back home, I remember coming to Nipco during the LPG beginnings and I really commend the world class facilities and structures in the facility.
“Nipco has massive storage and the combination of outlets of Nipco. Mobil will make the synergy high for strategic marketing in getting products to the consumers at faster pace and excellent service delivery,” he said.
Amiya said that the essence of the the tour was to get first hand information from depot owners on their challenges and how to address them.
“I can also see very huge investment that NIPCO has put in to upscale the amount of products that they can receive and distribut into the country.
“For me, that is a real game changer and we are committed to continue to support NIPCO and indeed Nigeria to bring about the positive change in terms of product availability for Nigerians,” Ajiya assured.
Mr Sanjay Teotia, the Managing Director of NIPCO, said that NPMC was a critical organisation to the nation and was strategic in getting products across the country.
Teotia acknowledged the excellent working relationship with NPMC which was once demonstrated in the course of the visit through generous comments on NIPCO facilities, people and management.
He lauded NNPC for its pivotal role in the meteoric growth of NIPCO as showcased by the joint venture with Nigerian Gas Company through Green Gas Limited in the provision of requisite infrastructure to promote the use of natural gas in compressed form as auto fuel.
” Am delighted with the support of NPMC in meeting the fuel needs of NIPCO marketers across the country which the company notes with deep sense of appreciation.
” We assured NPMC delegation of the profund support and cooperation of NIPCO in meeting government’s quest for uninterrupted fuel supply across the country,” he said
The Group Managing Director of NIPCO, Mr Venkataraman Ventakapathy, said that with hundreds of outlets that emerged from the joint venture of Nipco, 11Plc and some marketers, NIPCO Group was becoming very important and strategic to fuel distribution in the country.
He said that over the years, Nipco had expanded from the 60 million-litre tank farm to 85 million-tank farm.
According to him, the company’s expansion plan to build the Africa largest LPG tank farm is in progress. (NAN)