Oil marketers on Monday commenced lifting of petroleum products at the Ejigbo depot in Lagos and Mosinmi depot in Ogun State with over 4,000 trucks on queue to take delivery of the products.
Both depots were shut down on September 18 and 22 respectively following pipeline vandalism in Arepo, a dangerous terrain in Ogun State.
Mr Ayo Alanamu, the Acting Chairman (IPMAN) in Ejigbo Satellite Depot, who confirmed the development stressed that commencement of lifting of petroleum products on the two depots, would reduce the stress of loading at Apapa depot. “Over 2,000 trucks drivers have been sleeping here in the last three weeks in anticipation that they will receive the product as its very difficult to park at Apapa. And we hope that pumping of product to this depot will last and ease the suffering of loading at Apapa jetty,” Alanamu disclosed.
“We, IPMAN at Ejigbo Satellite depot, have given our words to support Federal Government in fighting vandals along the western coast,’’ he added.
By Olisemeka Obeche