NNPC Error: Fuel Scarcity Hits Asaba, Ughelli, Others

The ugly effect of the contaminated fuel imported by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) has taken a new turn as long queues have returned to Fuel Stations as a result of fuel shortage.

NNPC, under the leadership of Farouk Melee recently imported contaminated petrol into Nigeria, saying that NNPC Management is not aware it contained methanol.

Her action has unleashed unspeakable hardship on common Nigerians as the price of goods and services, especially transportation are no more affordable.

Fuel scarcity started from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, and Lagos State, before it founded its way in Asaba, Ughelli, Agbor, Kwale, and other parts of the state.

At the time of filing this report, about 80% of fuel stations in Ughelli were out of products while the ones on services hiked the price.

Reacting to the situation, a Fuel Station Operative who preferred anonymity said it was unfortunate that nothing is done right in Nigeria.

He said that importing contaminated fuel to Nigeria was a show of shame and a display of incompetency at its peak.

“It is very unfortunate that nothing is put right in its right place in this country. How could it be said that NNPC would import a product without testing it?

“For NNPC to give us a wrong product is a bad omen. It means that they can give us a harmful substance for consumption.

Asked how it affected him, he said, “it affected my business so badly as I nothing to give my customers who patronized me.”

Another source who spoke with Africa Investigative Magazine, identified as Oghenesevbie said, “NNPC want to put us in total darkness. They have imported a contaminated product to spoil our generators when there is no NEPA light.”

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