Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari, explains how ‘adulterated’ Premium Motor Spirit from Belgium got in undetected, companies that brought it in.
Written by News Room on February 10, 2022
The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari, on Wednesday, explained how ‘adulterated’ Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from Belgium got into the country undetected and the companies that brought it in.
Mr Kyari spoke about the problem which had led to PMS shortage and the emergence of queues in Abuja, Lagos, and several other states, at a late-night briefing in the nation’s capital.
The PMS, he said, 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.
The NNPC boss did not give the date of import but disclosed that the NNPC found out about the situation late in January.
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