We Are Ready for Ample Supply of Fuel During Yuletide -NNPCFeatured, Latest News Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
…As Engr. Yakubu Commissions State-of-the art High Rise Fire Fighting Platform
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has assured the nation of uninterrupted supply of petroleum products during the forthcoming yuletide season and beyond across the country.
The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Engr. Andrew Yakubu stated this on Wednesday in Abuja at the commissioning of customized P-56 Hydraulic Platform designed to combat eventual fire-outbreak at the four-tower NNPC headquarters in Abuja.
“As we speak, I can confirm that we have enough stock of petroleum products to last from now to the end of the yuletide season and even beyond. Throughout the year we have kept the entire nation wet with products and we have the capacity to sustain the tempo,’’ Engr. Yakubo stated.
The GMD appealed to consumers of petroleum products to refrain from any form of panic buying in anticipation of scarcity of fuel.
On the new fire- platform, the NNPC GMD informed that the need to ensure adequate preparation against any eventuality necessitated the procurement of the modern fire-platform.
He assured that the facility which is the first of its kind in Nigeria would be made available for the use of other high-rise buildings in Abuja and its environs.
“In line with our Corporate Social Responsibility package we are open to distress call from our neighbors,’’ the GMD said.
The unveiling of the facility was the climax of the 2013 NNPC HSE Week celebrated under the theme: Overcoming HSE Challenges.
Earlier in his presentation the GMD noted that current industry trends confirms that HSE compliance is increasingly gaining attention worldwide stressing that HSE has become a powerful tool and vital driver toward business sustainability, higher productivity, risk mitigation and control as well as hazards minimization that promote sustainable development.
“In line with the Corporation’s vision and the ongoing transformative efforts, we must exhibit behaviors that promote zero tolerance to unsafe acts and conditions. This will provide necessary platform to overcome HSE challenges in our march towards attainment of excellence,’’ he said.
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