Oil and Gas
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has commended the Niger State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on the eight trucks its men apprehended in Mokwa, Niger State last week.
The trucks had a combined capacity of 469,000 litres and were set on cross-border diversion to the Republic of Benin through Babana, a boarder town of about 700 kilometres from Minna.
Against the backdrop of the lingering fuel crises across the country, the Nigerian Senate on Thursday read the riot act to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and security agencies to ensure adequate supply of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol and the disappearance of queues nationwide within seven days.
The resolution of the Senate in Thursday’s plenary stemmed from the recurring incidents of fuel scarcity that have threatened to cripple business activities and destabilise the polity.