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IPMAN: We’ll partner with EFCC to stop distribution of adulterated fuel

IPMAN: We’ll  partner with EFCC to stop distribution of adulterated fuel
July 23
13:31 2022

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) says it would partner with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to fight against the distribution and sales of adulterated petrol.

Chinedu Anyaso, chairman of IPMAN, Enugu depot zone said this in Awka on Saturday.

Anyaso said the leadership of IPMAN in the southeast had met with the EFCC, Enugu zone, to explore areas of collaboration.

He said adulterated petrol was gradually finding its way into filling stations and the association would not allow the unhealthy development to continue.

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Anyaso added that the leadership of IPMAN had zero tolerance for the distribution of illegally refined products because of its sabotage effect on the economy and would work with all relevant agencies including the anti-graft agency to combat the crime.

He also added that apart from marketers’ efforts to make products available at the cheapest prices possible, they would also ensure that customers were protected from the distribution of unwholesome products which would harm their vehicles and machines.

According to him, the distribution and sales of illegally refined products in the country is increasing, maybe due to the artificial scarcity and price hike.

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But as a zone, Anyaso noted, IPMAN Enugu would guard against that.

“We are seeking collaboration from all stakeholders, specifically we will partner with the EFCC to tackle the menace of extraction, sale and distribution of illegal petroleum products in the zone,” he said.

“These illegal products are not just sabotaging the national economy, they damage cars and machines with great risk to the health and safety of those who use them.

“We hope that with the support we get from the EFCC, we will be able to achieve this goal.” 

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In February there were reports of the sale of adulterated fuel which the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) also confirmed that petrol, with methanol quantities above Nigeria’s specification, was discovered in the supply chain.

This had caused long queues across Lagos and Abuja as many filling stations shut down services.

To know about adulterated petrol, click here

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