Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) apologized to Nigerians for importation of toxic Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)

Written by on February 18, 2022

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) has apologized to Nigerians for the importation of toxic Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, into the country.

It also regretted the damage done to the vehicles of motorists by the toxic petrol, and the resulting scarcity and long queues at filling stations in various parts of the country.

NNPC Group Managing Director (GMD), Mele Kyari, tendered the apology on Wednesday during an interaction with the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee investigating the circumstances surrounding the importation of the adulterated fuel into the country.

He stressed that the company was not aware of the presence of methanol in the imported fuel and has taken measures to manage the situation, assuring Nigerians that about 2.1 billion litres of the product would have been injected into the system before the end of the month.

Kyari explained that the loading terminal from where the toxic petrol was brought into the country has been supplying gasoline for a very long time, as it was a major terminal supplying fuel not only to West Africa but many countries in Europe.

Kyari appeared before the lawmakers amid growing concerns over fuel scarcity which has worsened in Abuja, Lagos, and some parts of the country where hundreds of motorists were left stranded on long fuel queues.

Ango Bally

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