FG admits inspection failure caused dirty fuel imports, prices soar in states

Written by on February 21, 2022

The Federal Government has admitted that the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, which has lingered for about two weeks, is not due to the absence of products but inspection failure.

This came as the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva in a statement issued in Abuja by his Senior Adviser, Media and Communications, Horatius Egua, expressed regrets over the importation of adulterated petrol into Nigeria and its attendant adverse impact nationwide.

He sympathised with Nigerians on behalf of the Federal Government and appreciated the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited for showing concern to the plight of Nigerians by coming forward with an apology.

Meanwhile, the Coalition of Concerned Northern Forum in a joint statement signed by the Chairman, Mallam Ibrahim Bature; and the spokesperson, Abdulsalam Kazeem, in Kaduna has asked the Federal Government to sack the top management staff of the NNPC over the lingering fuel scarcity within 72 hours

Seun Fakorede

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