Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has assured that his administration will proceed to supply help and help to the Enterprise Group on the NNPC Depot at Osisioma to make sure that it continues to render its provide companies to the State and whole South East area.
The governor, who disclosed this whereas receiving a delegation of the Depot Group comprising of govt members of Unbiased Petroleum Entrepreneurs Affiliation of Nigeria (IPMAN), the Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD) and the Unbiased Entrepreneurs BRANCH (IMB) on the Governor’s Lodge Aba mentioned that the State Authorities acknowledges the relevance and strategic roles the Depot performs within the State and Nationwide economies.
He mentioned that the need of his administration to reconstruct the Osisioma – Eke Akpara – Owerrinta Highway with inflexible Pavement expertise as much as Eke Akpara was to provide the Petroleum sellers a conducive enterprise surroundings that may facilitate their operations and regretted that the Federal Authorities choice to take over the mission has delayed the progress of labor on the highway. The Governor regretted that every one his efforts to persuade the Federal Authorities to permit him to do the highway a minimum of as much as EkeAkpara had been rejected.
Abia’ll accomplice NNPC to make sure free stream of petroleum merchandise – Gov Ikpeazu
Ikpeazu who famous that he has held a number of conferences with the NNPC Administration on learn how to ameliorate the plight of the Petroleum sellers promised to proceed to maintain his engagement with the Administration of the PPMC assuring that he’ll quickly go to with PPMC headquarters with a made up of members of the Unions to drive house their request.
He appealed to the administration of the NNPC and PPMC to deal with the Osisioma Depot as a particular case as a result of it’s the solely useful petroleum depot in the whole South East area.
The Abia Chief Government inspired them to stay peaceable in direction of sustaining the operation of Aba Depot and promised to donate a automobile that may help maintain watch over the Pipelines in opposition to vandalism.
Earlier in his speech, the chief of the delegation and Chairman IPMAN Aba Depot – Prince Bobby Dick mentioned their go to was to understand the efforts Governor Ikpeazu has proven of their properly being and development of their companies particularly the transfer to reconstruct the Osisioma- Eke Akpara – Owerrinta Highway as he did on the Osusu and Ehere roads amongst different roads mission executed within the State and regretted the delay in executing the mission on account of the choice of the Federal Authorities to take over the mission.
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He appealed to the Governor to intervene on the deplorable highway that has been jeopardizing their enterprise, pressurize the NNPC to often present the Aba Depot with the three main Petroleum products- petrol, diesel and kerosene to allow different states within the area entry them, shield the Pipelines in opposition to vandals by paying the safety males as at when due in addition to improve the tools and amenities within the Depot noting that the depot which was constructed within the late Nineteen Seventies was overdue for an improve of its operational tools.
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