For many years, kerosene which is supposed to be the saving grace of the average Nigerians, has been sold at exorbitant prices making it unaffordable for some.
However, the Nigeria National Petroleum company (NNPC), has provided an end to this by introducing a programme that would allow it supply directly to consumers, so they can now buy at the rate of N50 against the previous rate of N130 per litre.
The ‘Kero Correct’ programme started on January 23 in Abuja by the Public Affairs Group Managing Director of NNPC, Ohi Alegbe. It is designed to sell kerosene in 37 NNPC mega stations, 524 affiliate stations and 12 floating stations across the country continuously for three months.
The programme which was recently launched in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State would make sure that the product is sold at 12 NNPC stations across the state including two floating stations at Ibaka and Uta ewa.
Addressing the crowd of buyers, the NNPC coordinator of ‘Kero Correct’ programme for South-south zone, Edith Johnson, said the gesture was aimed at eliminating all forms of exploitation.
Johnson, who is the Manager, Public Affairs in Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited, said NNPC was committed to reaching the local people directly with kerosene through the ‘Kero Correct’ programme.
She explained that each buyer was entitled to 25 litres at a time.