The managing director of Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company, Idi Mukhtar, on Tuesday said the company would
release 2 million litres of petrol, in Kaduna State.
The managing director disclosed this while receiving the leadership of Kaduna Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, in his office, saying the product would be distributed in the state on Wednesday.
According to him, efforts had been made to ensure constant supply of the product to help reduce the hardship of the people occasioned by the scarcity in the state.
“I want to announce that by tomorrow Wednesday, Kaduna refinery will begin operation with the release of two million litres of PMS in Kaduna.
“This will help reduce the hardship the citizens are facing due to fuel scarcity in the state.
“Sustainability of the product is another issue Nigerians will want to hear. With available crude oil, we will be producing two million PMS per day.
“I can assure you that all hands are on deck to ensure supply. We also hope Nigerians will continue praying for it to be sustained,” he said.
The MD pointed out that once the supply is sustained, there would be no scarcity of fuel in the country.
He however blamed some “unpatriotic elements” in the society for the fuel scarcity.
“From March to April, we witnessed 13 infractions with the pipelines from Abuja to Kaduna. We are losing petrol due to activities of unpatriotic elements tampering with pipelines, which is unfortunate,” he said.
He assured the visiting journalists of his company’s readiness to partner with media in development of the country.
Earlier, the chairman of the state council of the NUJ, Garba Muhammad, assured the company of effective coverage of the oil and gas sector.