Ajiri Imah

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of adequate supply of petroleum for election logistics, come February 25.

The Chief Executive Officer of the group, Mele Kyari, gave the assurance during a visitation, led by the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to Mr Kyari, “We know that logistics is a major component of electoral duties. NNPC has always supported the INEC, not in this direct form, in making sure that fuel is made available to all vehicles that are involved in the electoral process.

“Needless to say that there was no formal framework for that, and there were no even exact formal requests for this. All the same, we are always conscious of the necessity to provide support to INEC whenever elections take place.”

“We will work with your logistics team to identify those areas where we may not have a presence so that we can bring in other marketing companies into the conversation so that the products are made available to all the 100,000 vehicles that you have indicated.

“There will be no difficulty doing this, we have a presence, we are everywhere. But where we are not, we will provide commercial conversation between the commission and other marketing companies so that when you need this product, you will have it.” He stated.