By Edith Ike-Eboh/Abuja
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has raised an alarm over the prevalence of low grade and contaminated diesel in circulation.
It said the diesel is being offered at discounted prices.
NNPC Retail Limited Managing Director, Sir Billy Okoye, advised motorists to be wary of the off-spec products.
Okoye stated that the warning became necessary because the low grade, contaminated diesel was harmful to machines and the environment.
He said 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 was dealing only in premium, high-quality products in the interest of Nigerian motorists and users.
He urged consumers to patronise 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.