AUWALU Sarki, director, Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has advised lubricant companies in Nigeria to look beyond the shores of the country and target the export market in the distribution of their products. He said the companies have the capacity and resources to produce for exports, as was done in the past.
A statement signed by Paul Osu, head, public affairs, DPR, on Wednesday, July 22, Sarki gave the charge when he hosted members of the Lubricant Producers Association of Nigeria, LUPAN, in a virtual meeting. He assured the members that DPR would provide adequate support through its robust regulatory framework to enable them to achieve the mandate.
The DPR boss stated that the value created by LUPAN to the Nigerian economy was immeasurable. According to him, the DPR, as the regulator of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria, places a high premium on its relationship with the association as partners in the realisation of the government’s aspiration for the sector.
He enjoined LUPAN to see DPR as a business enabler that is always ready to ensure investment success and sustainability for all stakeholders in the oil and gas sector.
Sarki also emphasised the need for better strategic partnerships and continuous collaboration between DPR and LUPAN. He reiterated that DPR was working with relevant government agencies to check the influx of sub-standard lubricants into the country and that solution would soon be provided for LUPAN members.
The DPR boss informed the members that the department would soon begin the implementation of a digital solution, using the shortcode messaging system to check for adulterated lubricants in the country.
On his part, Mustapha Adio, president, LUPAN, said the association would continue to partner DPR for the development of the lubricant market in Nigeria.
He also commended the positive interventions of DPR in the creation of an enabling business environment for its members. (NAN)
– Jul. 22, 2020 @ 15:21 GMT |