Some Nigerians have taken to social media to complain about damage to their cars after buying what they describe as “dirty” petrol at filling stations in some major cities across the country.
The dirty petrol was allegedly imported by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and has caused fuel scarcity as authorities are said to be mopping it out of the system.
Report says that the head of the national fuel marketers’ association as saying that 100 million litres of petrol with high Sulphur content are being withdrawn from filling stations on the orders of the NNPC.
He said fuel marketers are not responsible for the bad product and may seek compensation from the importer. Nigeria, Africa’s largest producer of crude oil, imports refined petroleum products as its local refineries have not functioned for years