Officials at the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) stated that NNPC and the Federal Government joint venture with Niger Republic will run crude oil pipeline that will provide oil to the Kaduna Refining & Petrochemical Company (KRPC) plant. This will ensure efficient and uninterrupted production and supply of petroleum products in the country, reported Nigerian Nation News.

The government’s decision to enter into the joint agreement with Niger Republic may have arisen from militant activities of the Niger Delta groups in the oil-producing region, where crude oil installations are under constant threat of attack, according to The Guardian.

NNPC’s Board of Directors Member, Mallam Mohammed Lawal, said: “This partnership will bring a lot of revenue to Nigeria. Also, the issue of Turn around Maintenance (TAM) of Kaduna refinery is very crucial to the performance of the plant. Now that this joint agreement is on, we should really take this TAM of the plant seriously, so that we take advantage of the crude that will be pumped into the plant from that country.”