The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned Nigerians to be on the lookout for adulterated petroleum products circulating in the country.
The NNPC in a statement by its spokesperson, Ndu Ughamadu on Thursday, March 30, advised consumers of petroleum products across the country to be mindful of the quality of products they buy for use in order to prevent explosion, knockdown of their engines, equipment or any other ugly incidents which could lead to loss of lives or injuries.
Ughamadu said the call for caution became necessary following reports that products from vandalized pipelines, or outrightly adulterated products are being sold, leading to unpleasant incidents involving consumers in various parts of the country.
The statement which was posted on the NNPC website urged Nigerians who are in doubt of the quality of a petroleum products to seek assistance from any offices of the department of petroleum resources (DPR), NNPC depots or offices nationwide.
Ughamadu said products from NNPC depots are subjected to strict quality control to ensure that they are fit for use.
Meanwhile, the NNPC spokesperson called on motorists and other consumers of petroleum products across the country to desist from panic buying, emphasizing that the NNPC has over 32 days sufficiency for petroleum as well as adequate volumes of diesel and kerosene to meet their demand.