Fake diesel have found their way into the market and are currently in circulation, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) warns.
The corporation raised alarm over prevalent low grade and contaminated AGO, otherwise called, diesel offered at discounted prices in parts of the Country in a press statement by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru.
The warning which was from the report by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Retail Limited Managing Director, Sir Billy Okoye, admonishes motorists to be wary of the counterfeit products.
Sir Okoye stated that the warning became necessary because the low grade, contaminated diesel is harmful to machines and environment, explaining that NNPC Retail Limited as a market leader considered it incumbent upon it to alert the public on the subject.
He assured consumers that NNPC Retail Limited deals only in premium, high-quality products in the interest of Nigerian motorists and users, urging consumers to patronize the company’s stations where the quality of their products is assured.
As a deregulated product, diesel is also imported by other major and independent marketers in the Country.