Members of the House of Representatives have urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited to suspend the four companies it reported recently importing contaminated fuel into the country.
This was stated during Thursday’s plenary as a motion of urgent public importance by the Chief Whip of the House, Mohammed Monguno.
The lawmakers have also instructed the committee on petroleum downstream to investigate the release and sale of the off-spec Premium Motor Spirit by petrol stations in the country and ensure justice prevails.
The Group Managing Director of the NNPC had on Wednesday revealed how ‘adulterated’ Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) is brought in from Belgium. He listed MRS, Emadeb/Hyde/AY Maikifi/Brittania-U Consortium, Oando, and Duke Oil as the companies.
He noted the presence of Methanol in PMS cargoes of the said companies.
The Reps members further expressed concern over the adulterated petrol’s effect on vehicles in relation to increased transportation, goods, and service.
Meanwhile, some lawmakers also bemoaned the compromised system, evaluating the fuel’s processes before reaching the fuel stations.
They demanded that Nigerians whose vehicles and equipment have been directly affected by the adulterated fuel be compensated.