Federal Government to investigate importation of adulterated petrol

The Federal Government is to conduct a major investigation to unravel the circumstance surrounding the importation and supply of adulterated fuel in the country.

The adulterated fuel, which contains unsafe quantity of methanol, has caused huge damage to the engine of some car owners, who were unfortunate to have used these products.

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, disclosed this in Abuja while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sylva said the federal government had initiated moves to investigate the supply and circulation of adulterated petrol in the country, adding that the purpose of the probe was to get to the bottom of the matter.

Although the minister was unable to reveal the identities of the companies involved in the importation of this adulterated fuel, he said that their names will be made known after investigations have been concluded.

He, however, cautioned against drawing conclusions before the investigation was completed.

“There will be a major investigation to unravel everything.

We need to get to the bottom of it before we can come back to tell you what will happen to the culprits,” Sylva said.

When asked if companies found culpable will be blacklisted, Sylva responded that the government is not in a rush to mete out any measures until the actual cause has been decoded.

Source: Nairametrics
Federal Government to investigate importation of adulterated petrol

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