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Adulterated Gasoline: Group threatens protest at NNPC towers over importation of unhealthy gas

A civil society group, Concerned Nigerians, has threatened to storm NNPC Towers with protest if the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Agency Ltd, Mallam Mele Kyari, fails to sanction the importers of “contaminated fuel” into the nation.

There was a scarcity of fuel in some primary cities throughout the nation with motorists queuing for hours in filling stations looking for to purchase fuel, arising from the importation of adulterated fuel by some entrepreneurs.

Now, the civil society group in a letter dated February 14, 2022, and addressed to the Managing Director (GMD) of Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Agency Ltd, Mallam Mele Kyari, said it was embarrassing that the NNPC which ordinarily should operate the regulator of the neutral entrepreneurs is making unguarded suggestions as an alternative of penalizing the importers of the adulterated fuel.

The group throughout the letter signed by the Convener Comrade Deji Adeyanju maintained that it is each that the NNPC lacks the political will to punish the offenders or the corporate has been so compromised that it permits all methodology of contaminated merchandise into the nation, on the detriment of law-abiding Nigerians.

They often called for the speedy sanction of the defaulters and demanded that they should even be fined, and the fines be channeled in course of cleaning the contaminated fuel.

The letter reads: “You are acutely aware that in present weeks, there was a resurgence of fuel queues all through the nation, arising from the importation of contaminated fuel by Duke Oil Suppliers Ltd and some Nigerian Entrepreneurs.

“The foregoing has created excessive hardship for the frequent Nigerian who has misplaced worthwhile man-hours. We, however, bear in mind with dismay that larger than two weeks after the issue obtained right here to light, there was no strive the least bit to penalise the importers of the contaminated fuel. What now we have now, however, witnessed is an embarrassing commerce of phrases between, NNPC, who ordinarily should operate the regulator, and the neutral entrepreneurs.

“The one deduction one may make from the foregoing is that each NNPC lacks the political will to punish the offenders, or the Firm has been so compromised that it permits all methodology of contaminated merchandise into the nation, on the detriment of law-abiding Nigerians.

“We, on account of this truth, title on the NNPC to immediately sanction every explicit individual and entity who’s remotely involved throughout the importation of contaminated fuel into Nigeria and as well as improbable them on this regard. This isn’t going to solely operate a warning to future defaulters nonetheless the fines recoverable from such penalty shall be channeled in course of cleaning the contaminated fuel.

“Together with the above, we urge that every one entities involved throughout the importation of the contaminated fuel be banned from importing fuel into Nigeria for the following two years. Failure to take the actually helpful steps will end in plenty of coordinated protests on the NNPC. NAIJATABLOID

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