By Khalid Ibrahim, Kano
The Kano state leadership of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has attributed the stabilization of the oil industry amidst the present COVID-19 pandemic to what it termed as steadfastness of the management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in that despite the near collapse of oil prices created by the pandemic the oil industry in Nigeria did not succumb to delusion.
This was revealed by the IPMAN state chapter chairman of the association Alhaji Bashir Danmalam during a media chat with newsmen in Kano. According to him, the measures put in place by NNPC Group Managing Director (GMD) Mallam Mele Kyari to address the possible setback that the pandemic may cause in regards to threats to the nation; s economy
Alhaji Danmalam further stated that, it is important to note that, actions taken by NNPC in tackling these probabilities which includes being in constant touch with all of stakeholders in the industry has resulted in constant and uninterrupted supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country.
“The management of NNPC has been in constant contact with all stakeholders including state government officials and this has indeed helped in ensuring seamless and hitch free movement of petroleum products and services stations nationwide,” he said.
He added that, the humanitarian efforts in rendering helping hand to the running of the industry through corporate social responsibility by donating billions of naira worth of equipment and supplies to help fight the pandemic by NNPC is indeed commendable.