The current fuel scarcity being experienced in the country will soon give way as the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company(KRPC) has assured of it readiness to resume production in two weeks time.
The newly appointed chief operating officer (COO) Upstream of the Nigeria National Petroleum Cor-poration (NNPC), Bello Rabiu Babura disclosed this after inspecting facilities at KRPC.
Babura who expressed satisfaction with the status of the plant thanked the management and staff of the refinery for working round the clock to ensure that it operates to the optimum level.
“With what I saw and the current effort of the minister of state for petroleum and the NNPC, all things had been put in place to ensure that the company starts production.
“We are optimistic that in the next two weeks the refinery will resume production, adding, by the end of April all the other three refineries in the country will start full production.
He said NNPC has taken proactive measures to ensure that the pipelines are secured and guarded from the activities of vandals.
“The corporation is working hand-in-hand with the Defence Headquarters to ensure security is provided to these pipelines.
“For the past 10 years our refineries have not been working to optimum level. We can only put the entire operation at 22 per cent,” he said.