Zenith bank Aspire advert

Kaduna Refinery sells kerosene at N50 per litre

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 26/07/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,301

The Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) has commenced the sale of kerosene at N50 per litre to its host communities in Kaduna State but has set 25 litres as the maximum quantity to be sold to a family.

Managing Director of KRPC, Engineer Bolanle Ayodele flagged off the sale of the scarce commodity yesterday at Ejeg Filling Station, Ungwan Television in Kaduna. Ayodele, who was represented by the KRPC Manager PAD, Malam Abdullahi Idris, said that KRPC intends to provide 33,000 liters of kerosene to the people of its surrounding communities every month to alleviate their cooking and other domestic challenges.

He said the company is working with the leaders of the various communities to pick those to benefit from the largesse. Ayodele warned the beneficiaries not to sell the kerosene but to use it for the family, while urging them to avoid situations that could make them regret the purchase of the kerosene as it is volatile.

He said at the flag-off ceremony: “We are here at Ejeg Filling Station to kick-start the sale of kerosene, the most popular energy source, to the surrounding communities of KRPC. We realised that the masses are finding it difficult to source this product, so we decided to help them out as part of our corporate social responsibility. We are getting a specific amount of kerosene per month to be sold at Ejeg Filling Station.

“We have designed a coupon for those to buy the kerosene and we are working with the community leaders to ensure that the project is successful. We are sure of the quality of the kerosene and the 25 litres that you get for N3,500 you would now get at N1,250.”

Ayodele lamented that despite loading 70 trucks of kerosene daily, the product is still scarce and expensive, but appealed to marketers to stop diversion of and profiteering from the product.

In his remarks, the Managing Director of Ejeg Filling Station, Chief Benjamin Omale, commended KRPC and PPMC for the gesture while assuring that they will sell at N50 per litre. One of the beneficiaries, Monica Tanko, said the sale of the kerosene at the official price has helped reduce the burden on her family, as they usually travel long distances to get kerosene at a very high price of N700 per litre or use firewood as an alternative.

•Photo shows kerosene queues.

Source News Express

Posted 26/07/2013 04:44:30 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

You may also like...
FG’s mortgage scheme kicks off with first set...

Breaking News: Boko Haram releases video of abducted...

NFF unaware of NSC’s planned investigation into Super...

Ten reasons why Obiano’s popularity continues to soar,...

Call for Dokubo, Tompolo’s arrest, unnecessary, but…, says...

Zuma reappoints finance minister following market crash


Latest News NLC wants N48,000 as new minimum wage US Congress, Nigerian-American Leadership Council brainstorm on Boko Haram’s atrocities Shock as agency presents 2015 budget to Reps for 2016 N8bn Fraud: Federal High Court adjourns trial of Ex-Nasarawa Governor Buhari vows to rid Nigeria, neighbouring countries of Boko Haram menace Nwankwo Kanu sued for N1 billion by estranged business partner Donald Trump lambasts Pope Francis Rivers PDP, APC trade tackles over attack on Ex-Gov. Odili and wife by Dakuku Peterside Uma Ukpai passes a vote of confidence on Ikpeazu’s administration Sahara Reporters and the challenge of professional ethics, By Chukwudumebi Nwokolo Panic-stricken suicide bomber changes mind at the last minute 57 million Nigerians now have access to financial services: CBN


Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (163,343 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (148,861 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (136,863 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (130,086 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (107,189 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (97,683 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (94,683 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (86,528 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (82,980 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (81,646 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (79,910 views) Fashola seizes Obasanjo’s van; OBJ retaliates, impounds 10 Lagos Govt. luxury buses (50,684 views)


News Advertorials (2) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (16) Business (1,202) Business Verdict (2) Columnists (422) Complaints & Requests (7) Enterprise & Opportunities (22) Entertainment (175) Features (259) Global Business Monitor (25) International (657) Interviews (89) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (4) News (12,463) Opinion (434) Pidgin (4) Politics (2,628) Religion (249) Sports (873) Stock Watch (6) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


Naira as symbol of our national identity


Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera