- President Buhari has issued a directive in reaction to the supply of adulterated premium motor spirit to filling stations
- The Nigerian leader said producers and providers of the substandard product imported into the country must be held accountable
- The NNPC had earlier discovered the presence of methanol in four cargoes imported by subsidiaries of NNPC
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that producers and providers of consumable products be held accountable for their substandard services and or products.
Legit.ng gathered that the Nigerian leader issued the directive in a statement issued on Thursday, February 10, by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, and shared on Facebook.
Recall that bad fuel was recently brought into the country which caused scarcity of the product.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited disclosed that the low-quality product was imported into Nigeria from Antwerp, Belgium, through some local distributors
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According to the president, the persons involved must “be held accountable for substandard services and or products sold by them”.
Reps ask NNPC to suspend firms involved in importation of adulterated petrol
Legit.ng earlier reported that NNPC had been asked to suspend the companies involved in the importation of methanol-blended petrol.
The call was made to the NNPC by the House of Representatives during its plenary on Thursday, February 10.
Moreover, the lower legislative chamber urged the agency to forward the names of the firms to its committee for investigation.
Blame NNPC for adulterated fuel in circulation
Meanwhile, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) called on the NNPC to own up and take full responsibility for the artificial fuel scarcity currently ravaging the country.
CAPPA made the call following the February 8 announcement by the Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) that the cause of the latest fuel scarcity is the current effort of the NNPC to recall from circulation and public consumption, over 100 million litres of harmful petroleum products with methanol quantities above Nigeria’s specification.
In a statement issued in Lagos, CAPPA said that the NMDPRA’s admission of contaminated petroleum products in circulation cannot be assuaged by the usual lip-service apologies to Nigerians, and mere withdrawal of the offensive product from circulation.