Association of Mega Filling Station Owners of Nigeria, AMFSON, has tasked the newly appointed Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, to enthrone transparency in the distribution of petroleum products.
National Secretary of AMFSON, Ambassador Kenneth Nwachukwu, in a statement, said enthroning transparency in the distribution of petroleum is the first step that should be taken by the new NNPC helmsman in restoring public confidence in the corporation.
According to him, “AMFSON welcomes the recent appointment of Baru as the new GMD of NNPC and our association is ready to work with him towards ensuring that petroleum products are readily available to Nigerians at government approved rates.”
He regretted that the hand of fellowship extended to previous management of the corporation was rebuffed, a situation which does not augur well for the seamless distribution of petroleum products in the country.
The AMFSON scribe regretted that the current relationship between his association and the corporation was not envisaged when the then management of NNPC adopted the Brazilian model as a strategic move to end the perennial fuel scarcity in the country. According to him, AMFSON offers NNPC and by extension the government the required platform to make petroleum products available to Nigerians, as the association owns and operates over 600 outlets.
Nwachukwu expressed the readiness of the association to work with Baru, especially in the area of sustenance of effective and efficient distribution of petroleum products in the country.
He therefore called on the new GMD to address the issue of price differentials in the price of petroleum motor spirit, PMS, pointing out that the review has become expedient in order to correct distortions in the distribution of PMS across the country.
AMFSON, the umbrella body of filling stations branded in NNPC colours and logo, own and operate over 600 filling stations across the country and employs over 20,000 Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari had a fortnight ago, appointed Baru as the new Group Managing Director of the NNPC. He replaced Dr Ibe Kachikwu, who has since November last year doubled as both NNPC GMD and Minister of State for Petroleum.
The president also approved the composition of the board of the corporation and will be chaired by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, with the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance as members.

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