Complaints After ‘Dirty’ Petrol Damages Cars In Nigeria
Some Nigerians have taken to social media to complain about damage to their cars after buying what they also describe as dirty petrol at filling stations in some major cities across the country. One video posted on Twitter showed a fuel station attendant also dispensing heavily discoloured petrol into a plastic bottle. The dirty petrol
was also imported by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and has caused fuel scarcity as authorities are said to be mopping it out of the system. Nigeria’s Arise TV quotes the head of the national fuel marketers’ association as saying that 100 million litres of petrol with high sulphur content are being withdrawn from filling stations on the orders of the NNPC. He said
fuel marketers were not responsible for the bad product and may seek compensation from the importer. As I am telling you, we have run into millions of naira in losses as a result of this bad product. So, the station owners are not responsible for this product, he is quoted as saying. Nigeria, Africa’s largest producer of crude oil, imports refined petroleum products as its local refineries have not functioned for years.