- The NNPC has revealed why some mega stations in Abuja have been shut down
- The corporation said the process is aimed at helping the NNPC deliver effective and efficient services to customers
- According to the NNPC, there are no cases of fraud or mismanagement associated with these mega stations
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has given reasons why some of its mega stations in the capital city have been out of service.
The NNPC said the stations were deliberately shut down for review and revision of the operations.
Premium Times reports that the spokesperson for the NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu, said the process would help the corporation deliver effective and efficient services to the populace.
Ughamadu denying the shut down had anything to do with fraud or mismanagement also assured that the mega stations which have been shut for more than two months now would be opened once the review process is concluded.
He said: “As you are aware, all the filling stations across the country wearing NNPC branding and logo are under franchise with private sector operators in the downstream sector of the petroleum industry. On a regular basis, the NNPC will undertake reviews of their operations and restrategise for better service.
“When we complete what we are doing, the stations will return better and more organised to serve customers better.
"Whenever their contracts are about to expire, the NNPC will carry out the review of their operations and processes before either renewing them or appointing new managers."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that NNPC had said that its downstream subsidiary, the NNPC Retail Limited, now holds 14 per cent of the market share of petroleum products retail business in Nigeria.
The group managing director of the corporation said despite being the market leader in the sector, the company was poised to establishing even ultra large mega stations.
Maikanti Baru also said the NNPC is in the process of identifying the areas where such large mega stations would be economically viable.
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