Unic Press UK: The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured the Nigerian populace of regular supply of petroleum products despite the warnings of industrial action by the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).
In a statement Friday, the corporation’s Group General Manager in the Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, said that the Group Managing Director Maikanti Baru and his management team are in contact with the parties and are close to solving the problem. He added that the NNPC had in storage adequate quantity of petroleum products to sustain demand and avoid shortage of products.
The statement and intervention of the NNPC follow the threats by the National leadership of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) to embark on industrial action over the presence of law enforcement agents on the premises of a company that had sacked workers for active unionism.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is Nigeria’s state oil corporation, which was established on April 1, 1977. Its activities encompass oil exploration and production, gas development, refining, distribution, petrochemicals, engineering, and commercial investments. The NNPC has subsidiary companies, including:
- National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NETCO)
- The Products and Pipelines Marketing Company (PPMC)
- Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Co. Limited (KRPC)
- Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Co. Limited (WRPC)
- Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)
- Hydrocarbon Services Nigeria Limited (HYSON)
- Port Harcourt Refining Co. Limited (PHRC)
- Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL)
- The Nigerian Gas Company (NGC)
- NNPC Retail
- Duke Oil