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NARTO National President, Alhaji Yusuf Lawal Othman, asks the NNPC for more support


January 27, 2023

The National President of Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, Alhaji Yusuf Lawal Othman, has called for more support for NNPC Retail Limited to ensure the availability of the product across the country.

NNPC Retail, a subsidiary of the national oil company, NNPC Limited, recently acquired downstream assets of OVH Energy, owners of Oando filling stations, making it the largest retail outlet owner in the country.

Alhaji Othman who spoke to journalists on efforts to ease the shortage noted that across the country, NNPC stations were dispensing at the same price unlike outlets owned by major and independent marketers.

He therefore called for more support for the outfit to enable consumers to have access to petrol at government approved price, pointing out that reports suggesting NNPC Retail outlets were diverting petrol to black marketers were false.