The United Young Professionals has commended the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mal Mele Kyari, for ensuring that Nigerians have a sufficient supply of petrol despite the disruption in some parts of the country due to the discovery of off-spec products in circulation.
According to a press release on Friday, 11th February 2022 signed by the Publicity Secretary of the Group, Maryann Adegbenga, she said that despite distractions from some quarters, Mallam Kele Kyari has been able to restore sanity in the supply and distribution of quality Premium Motor Spirit within a short period.
“Despite the uproar which greeted news of the importation and resultant distribution of the adulterated Premium Motor Spirit into the country, the GMD/CEO of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mallam Kele Kyari, was not deterred but remained focused to salvage the situation by ensuring that about 300 million litres of petrol imported to close the supply gap caused by the recall of the off-spec products in circulation, the statement said.
“Despite denials and counterclaims by marketers on the importation of the off-spec products, Mallam Mele Kyari was not bothered, he was very decisive and he took an unprecedented step to make sure we have enough fuel and we as Young Professionals must commend him and his management team for this, the statement said.
It would be recalled that both the GMD of NNPC and the CEO of NMDPRA at separate press briefings on Tuesday, confirmed the importation of adulterated PMS by some oil marketers into the country.
The GMD NNPC said its investigation has revealed the presence of Methanol in four petrol cargoes imported by MRS, Emadeb/Hyde/AY Maikifi/Brittania-U Consortium, Oando, and Duke Oil.
The NMDPRA boss, on his part, told journalists on Tuesday that, “petrol with methanol quantities above Nigeria’s specification, was discovered in the supply chain,” adding that, “Methanol is a regular additive in petrol and is usually blended in an acceptable quantity.”
On the other hand, the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) had said it would ensure that clean petrol is pushed to consumers to avoid scarcity.