(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Lubricant producers in Nigeria have been tasked to look beyond the shores of Nigeria and target the export market in the distribution of their products.
This call was given by Mr Auwalu Sarki, Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), in a statement signed by Mr Paul Osu, Head, Public Affairs, DPR on Wednesday in Lagos, while hosting members of the Lubricant Producers Association of Nigeria (LUPAN) in a recent virtual meeting.
Sarki noted that members of LUPAN had the capacity and resources to produce for exports, as was done in the past, assuring the members that the Department for Resources (DPR) would provide adequate support through its robust regulatory framework to enable them to achieve the mandate, advising 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.
The DPR boss also stressed the need for better strategic partnership and continuous collaboration between DPR and LUPAN, restating 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.
Sarki informed the members that the department would soon begin the implementation of a digital solution, using the short code messaging system to check for adulterated lubricants in the country.
Responding, the President of LUPAN, Alhaji Mustapha Adio, said that the association would continue to partner with the DPR for the development of the lubricant market in Nigeria, commending the positive interventions of DPR in the creation of an enabling business environment for its members.
POTENTIAL IMPACT: He advised 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.