Adulterated Petrol: You Can't Hold FG Accountable - Buhari, insists Importers are Culpable

President Muhammadu Buhari has issued an order holding "producers and providers" of off-spec petrol in the country accountable.

Adulterated Petrol
Adulterated Petrol in Nigeria

Garba Shehu, the president's senior special adviser on media and publicity, gave the directive in a statement on Thursday.

MRS, Oando, Emadeb Consortium, and Duke Oil, a subsidiary of NNPC, were the suppliers of the contaminated products, according to Mele Kyari, general managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited.

The people responsible, according to the president, must "be held accountable for inferior services and or products sold by them."

The president also directed the relevant government agencies to “take every step in line with the laws of the country to ensure the respect and protection of consumers against market abuses and social injustices”.

“In a reaction to the issue of petroleum product shortages linked to the inadvertent supply of products of foreign origin into the Nigerian market, President Buhari said the protection of consumer interests is a priority of the present administration and is ready to take all necessary measures to protect consumers from hazardous products, loss or injuries from the consumption of substandard goods,” the statement reads in part.

“The President directed that in line with the law, service providers must make full disclosure of relevant information with respect to the consumption of their products and that dissatisfied consumers are entitled to a proper redress of their complaints.”

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