Director General, Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mr Joseph Odumodu, on Monday said a quality assurance system that would stop adulteration of petroleum products would soon be in place.
Odumodu said during a one-day stakeholders’ sensitisation workshop organised in collaboration with the Department of Petroleum Department (DPR) in Lagos that a database of all petrol selling outlets in the country would soon be compiled to constitute a referable system to check malpractice like adulteration of petrol by some marketers.
“All petroleum product outlets shall be required to provide information for the listing and certification of their premises.
“This shall be done through an on-line process and via the banks.
“SON will visit these outlets to take sample of their products and carryout testing whose the result will be printed instantly from our mobile laboratories,” he said.
He said any petroleum selling facility that failed to comply with these requirements within the prescribed time would be denied access to purchase and lift petroleum products from certified depots.
Odumodu said adulteration of petroleum products was classified as an act of terrorism.
A Director in DPR, Mr Osten Olorunisola, said adulteration of petroleum products had affected the growth of the nation.
“One litre of adulterated petroleum product can cause a lot of disaster.
“Adulteration of petrol can affect the health status of the country,” he said
He said the DPR and SON would set up a joint committee to checkmate the selling of adulterated petroleum products in the country.
“It is a war that we will not deter to win,’’ he said.