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There Is No Professional Evidence That The Off-Spec Fuel Imported Into Nigeria Harmed Any Engines

……..Allow the House of Representatives and FG Technical Committee to conduct a thorough investigation – Integrity Youth Alliance

The Integrity Youth Alliance has said that there is no professional evidence that the off-spec fuel imported into Nigeria has damaged Cars, Okada, Keke NAPEP, and Generators engines for now.

Reacting to the call by the Niger Delta Youths Council that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company should bear the cost of repairs for vehicles damaged by the dirty fuel, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Integrity Youth Alliance, Adewole Kehinde, said that there are no variable records of damaged cars, Okada, Keke NAPEP and generators as a result of the off-spec fuel for now.

He said that at the plenary on February 10, while adopting a motion sponsored by the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Tahir Monguno (APC, Borno) the House of Representatives mandated Downstream Committee to investigate the release of the methanol-blended petroleum in the country to ensure that culprits are brought to the book and make recommendations to avoid a reoccurrence.

“The lawmakers also directed the NNPC Limited to suspend the companies involved in the supply of the bad fuel and also submit their names to the committee.

“The downstream committee was mandated to also ascertain whether the importation, distribution, and dispensing of the product in Nigeria till date conformed with international standards.

“Also, the Federal Government raised a technical panel to manage the situation and ensure it returns to normalcy, so we urged the Niger Delta Youths Council to await the outcome of the House of Representatives and Federal Government technical panel report before calling for exposure and fining the perpetrators of the adulterated fuel, the statement said

It will be recalled that on February 8, 2022, the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority said a limited quantity of Premium Motor Spirit with a methanol quantity above Nigeria’s specification was discovered in the supply chain.

The NNPC immediately commenced the evacuation of the adulterated products, and six vessels ordered by the Company arrived in the country, which carried a total volume of 300 million liters.

It was used to fill the void left by the affected volume of petrol withdrawn from the system by NNPC.

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