By Cletus Opukeme, Warri
Members of the ANTI-PIPELINE/CRUDE OIL THEFT TASKFORCE in the Niger Delta region have commended the Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Retail Limited, Engr. Bello Lawal for his outstanding transparent and dedication to service delivery to the organization and putting measures to curtail shortage of petroleum products as to put an end to the increasing cases of queues in the filling stations across the country.
The members of the ANTI-PIPELINE VANDALIZATION/OIL THEFT AND ILLEGAL BUNKERY TASKFORCE, made up of Former Militant leaders and stakeholders from Oil producing communities in the region, described Engr Lawal as a game changer and astute administrator who has work hard tirelessly to turn things around in the Nation Oil and Gas Sector more especially in the area of efficient transparent distribution of petroleum products across the NNPC outlets and independent marketers filing stations Nationwide.
The National Coordinator of the group, General FIAWEI PATHFINDER, in a statement issued yesterday in an emergency meeting held in Abuja with the group members applauded the untiring efforts and commitment of the Acting Managing Director of NNPC Retail Limited Engr. Bello Lawal for his patriotic ditrabilized outstanding transparent leadership charisma and dedication to service delivery to the organization.
PATHFINDER and his team described Engr. Bello Lawal as a game changer an astute administrator and a technocrat who has work hard tirelessly to turn things around in the Nation Oil and Gas Sector more especially in the area of efficient transparent distribution of petroleum products across the NNPC outlets and independent marketers filing stations with major marketers outlets and across all depots Nationwide without any bias since inception of office as the acting managing director of NNPC Retail LTD.
The group said that “things are now better off than they were in the past and attributed the constant availability of products and efficient distribution chain to the leadership of Engr, Lawal in the NNPC Retail LTD led by the Acting Managing Director. It is only people with capacity, proven track records with unblemished record and men of integrity like Engr. Bello Lawal should be appointed to head sensitive departments and agencies as such in the NNPC”.
The Anti-Pipeline Vandalisation/Oil Theft and Illegal Bunkering Taskforce however called on the Group Managing Director of NNPC Limited, Engr. Mele Kyari to confirm the appointment of Lawal as the substantive Managing Director of NNPC Retail because he has shown competence and capacity in the few months he took over the agency.
Also speaking, the Director of Operations of the group, Sir. AK Peters said the retailing of petroleum products has been turned around like never before and he has restructured transformed the entire Organization and put in place best hands to man most sensitive departments, off wish Nigerians should expect better days ahead with Engr. Bello Lawal at helm of affairs at NNPC Retail LTD.
The Group assured the acting managing director of NNPC Retail Ltd that they are committed to partner with it’s Organization at all time in the fight against Pipeline Vandalization, Oil Theft And Illegal Bunkering activities and to always protect and safeguard the Nation Oil facilities in the creeks of the Niger Delta.
“And at the same time, we will do everything humanly possible to curtail the menace of diverting of petroleum products and hoarding at various stations to check the excesses arising from contentious issues in the system including the menace of Pipeline Vandalization, Oil Theft and Illegal Bunkering. These fights could not be limited to only NNPC management and the law enforcement agencies alone therefore the group urge every well meaning Nigerians and stakeholders in the Oil and Gas Sector to join hands in this cause”.
“With the antecedent of Engr, Bello Lawal, in view within this few months he took over the mantle of Leadership in the NNPC Retail LTD the group,we are convinced and set to honor Lawal with an award of meritorious service and a Credence of Honor for his laudable achievements.