Finger Adulteration Of Shipments
The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, NMDPRA, and Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria , IPMAN, have explained the reason for the current fuel scarcity experienced in the country, blaming it on the adulteration of the commodity brought to the country.
The South-West Zonal Chairman of , IPMAN, Mr. Dele Tajudeen, while confirming the existence of the contaminated fuel said that a directive from the Petroleum Pipeline Marketing Company, PPMC, to withdraw the adulterated products from circulation and shortage of supply from the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPC, had worsened the situation.
Mr. Dele Tajudeen, noted that five NNPC depots in the South-West are currently not loading Petroleum products
Mr. Dele Tajudeen said that efforts are being made to resolve the issue as investigation is ongoing by the Petroleum Pipeline Marketing Company.
According to Mr. Dele Tajudeen, the Managing Director of PPMC, Mallam Isiaku Abdullahi, is making efforts to ensure that all the depots are revived through a holistic rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, Correspondent Victor Okiche reports that some of the fuel stations in some parts of the Lagos metropolis particularly on the Lekki-Ajah axis are still experiencing long queues of vehicles waiting to buy petroleum products with the attendant increase in transport fares.
NMDPRA on it’s part issued a statement to that effect. Below is the statement.