By ANDREW OJIEZEL
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), expressed its worry over adulterated products and warned consumers to be mindful of the quality of products they buy for use to forestall explosion, knockdown of their engines, equipment or any such other ugly incidents which could lead to loss of lives or injuries.
In a statement by the Group General Manager in Group Public Affairs Division in NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC noted that the call for caution became necessary following reports that products from vandalized pipelines, or outrightly adulterated products are being sold to unsuspecting members of the public, leading to untoward incidents involving petroleum products consumers in parts of the country.
“When in doubt of the quality of a purchase, consumers are advised to seek assistance from any offices of the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, NNPC depots or offices nationwide, as products from NNPC depots are subjected to strict quality control to ensure that they are fit for use.
“Motorists and other consumers of petroleum products across the country are enjoined not to engage in panic buying as NNPC has over 32 days sufficiency for petrol, and adequate volumes of diesel and kerosene to meet their demand.”