Federal Government To Probe Importation of Substandard Petrol as NNPC Reveals How Adulterated Fuel Got Into The Country Undetected

News - by RadioNow / Feb. 10th, 2022

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari has  explained how substandard Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from Belgium got into the country undetected and the companies that brought it in.

He said this at a press conference held in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to him,PMS  had been imported into the country by four importers from Antwerp in Belgium with quality inspectors failing to detect the high level of Methanol it contained, first at the point of import in Belgium and at the point of arrival in Nigeria.

NNPC  reassured Nigerians that it was currently sourcing additional cargoes to ensure product sufficiency.

Meanwhile, The Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, says there will be a major investigation to determine the cause of the unsafe quantity of methanol in petrol imported into the country.

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