Katsina State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, has said that desertification would be halted in the northern part of the country with constant and available kerosene and cooking gas.
The government has also donated a land for the construction of a Super Mega Stations and urged Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to make petroleum products available.
Masari spoke at the Katsina Governor’s Lodge, Abuja on Friday when a delegation from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) led by the Executive Director, Commercial and Investment, Dr.Baba Tunde paid him a courtesy call.
The governor urged the NNPC management to ensure that the proposed Super Mega Stations live up to expectations and should have not less than 12 pumps at each site.
“This would addressed the huge demand for petroleum products in our state. Your plan to build more Mega and new Super Mega Stations across the country is commendable.
“NNPC should strive to make the proposed Super Mega Stations to operates at least 12 pumps, as well as make petroleum products constantly available,” Masari said in. Statement signed by Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, his SSA on Media.
“This would go a long way in not only addressing the huge demand for petroleum products in the state, but would also arrest frightening desert encroachment in the northern part of the country,” the statement added.
The Katsina state Governor assured that his administration was ever ready to partner with any organisation that shares the government’s aspirations of moving the state forward.
“Let me also assure you that we are always ready to partner with any organisation that shares our aspirations to move the state to the next level.
“Our commitment for the advancement of the wellbeing and welfare of our people is total, and we will therefore welcome meaningful partnership for the benefit of the people of Katsina State”.