Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, has on Wednesday, called on fuel marketers across the country to make life easy for Nigerians by sticking to the official pump price of N145 per litre of petrol.
Baru urged them to follow the example of BOVAS petroleum who stuck to the official pump price of petroleum despite the scarcity of the product.
Baru made the appeal in Abuja in a statement by the NNPC Spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu.
Presenting a commendation letter to Mrs Victoria Samson, the Managing Director of BOVAS & Company Ltd, an Ibadan-based petroleum marketing company, Baru said NNPC was fully convinced that it was possible for oil marketers to sell petrol at the approved price and still make a decent profit.
”It is on record that you have consistently demonstrated not only your ability to supply products to the market, but also to do so within the government-controlled price of N145 per litre.
”You are even matching the NNPC Retail price by selling at N143 per litre. That is quite commendable.
”By doing what she does, Mrs Victoria Samson has been making life much easier for Nigerians.
”That is why we gave her a commendation letter as well as a plaque to recognise her efforts,” he said.
He assured her of NNPC’s readiness to support her company with necessary interventions to keep the company well supplied with petroleum products to serve its areas of operation well.
In her response, Mrs Samson thanked the NNPC Management for the kind gesture, adding that the recognition would spur her on to do better things and continue to sell petrol at the official pump price without diverting the product.
”Without doubt, this gesture will spur me to further do my best and continue to supply products at affordable prices for the benefit of all Nigerians,” she said.
Established in 1980, BOVAS is a leading indigenous independent petroleum marketing company with a network of filling stations in various states across the nation, especially Oyo, Lagos, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara, Kogi and Niger.