Kano NNPC Depot Resumes Operations after N1.6b Repairs
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Loading operations have resumed at the depot of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Kano after the agency repaired vandalised pipelines in the region.
At the flag-off of the resumption of loading operations on Monday, the Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC, Mr Maikanti Baru, appealed to residents of the state to ensure the facilities were not vandalised again.
He said in 2016, NNPC spent more than N1.6 billion to repair the vandalised pipelines between Kaduna and Kano.
The NNPC boss lamented that this money would have been used to provide “other essential services.”
Mr Baru noted that since the repairs of the pipeline, over 20 million litres of AGO have been transferred into tanks of Kano and Kaduna refinery in addition to 40 million litres of diesel to Kano depot.
He said efforts have been made to ensure safety of the pipelines, revealing that about N2 billion have been used for that within the last one year.
“With the repairs of the vandalised pipeline, I am happy to tell the Governor (of Kano State) that the line is now 100 operational,” the NNPC boss disclosed.