The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has cautioned Nigerians against the use of adulterated fuel following reports that products from vandalized pipelines, or adulterated are being sold to unsuspecting members of the public.
The NNPC gave the advice in a statement by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division adding that exercising caution by consumers could forestall explosion, knockdown of engines, equipment or any such other ugly incidents leading to death or injuries.
He said the availability of the fake products in the market has led to untoward incidents involving consumers in parts of the country advising those in doubt of the quality of their purchase to seek assistance from any offices of the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, NNPC depots or offices nationwide.
The NNPC spokesman stated that products from NNPC depots are subjected to strict quality control to ensure that they are fit for use urging motorists and other consumers of petroleum products to desist from panic buying.
He said the NNPC has over 32-day sufficiency for petrol and adequate volumes of diesel and kerosene to meet demands.
It will be recalled that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), in Anambra, recently arrested seven suspects with three articulated vehicles, carrying 110,000 litres of suspected adulterated petroleum products.