Adulterated Diesel: ACN Lauds SON


The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has commended the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) for being alive to its responsibility, after the agency raised the alarm that most of the diesel in circulation in the country are adulterated.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party urged SON to follow up on its discovery by taking remedial action to save the public from the effects of adulterated diesel.

It also said those responsible for importing adulterated diesel to the country must be fished out and brought to justice to serve as a deterrent.

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ACN said it should not be difficult to identify those responsible for the heinous act, since there is a cabal that has cornered diesel importation into the country.

“According to SON, most of the diesel in circulation in the Nigerian petroleum product market is mixed, to varied proportion with kerosene, and the diesel being sold by the all the 21 front line filling stations sampled by the organisation was highly adulterated, mostly with kerosene at alarming rate of contamination ranging from 15 percent to 65 percent.

‘’This revelation is disturbing, to say the least, considering the effect such adulteration will have on diesel-powered generators and vehicles.

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