BEWARE: Adulterated Petroleum Products Circulating Around The Country – NNPC Warns
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned Nigerians on the circulation of adulterated petroleum products.
According to the indusry regulator, the adulterated petroleum products can caused a lot of damage and loss of lives and property.
Issuing the warning on Thursday was the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Mr Ndu Ughamadu.
Mr. Ughamadu said the warning became necessary so as to forestall explosions, knockdown of engines, and threat to life.
The GMD Public Affairs said:
“The call for caution becomes necessary following reports that products from vandalized pipelines, or adulterated products are being sold to unsuspecting members of the public.
Adulterated Petroleum Products In Circulation – NNPC
“This has led to untoward incidents involving consumers of petroleum products in parts of the country.
“When in doubt of the quality of a purchase, consumers are advised to seek assistance from any offices of the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, NNPC depots or offices nationwide.’’
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has disclosed that by 2018, it would ban the importation of refined petroleum products.
Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology made this known in Ebonyi State while addressing a meeting of stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the Minister, Nigeria has perennially neglected its revenue base by relying solely on income from petroleum products.
“Even now, Nigeria exports crude oil and imports petroleum products. When your economy is based on commodity, you cannot determine the price.”
Onu noted that the federal government was working hard to ensure that Nigeria transforms from being a “resource-based economy to multi-faceted one.”