The General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ndu Ughamadu, has said the corporation may ban imported fuel with high sulphur content by December 31 this year, The Nation reports.
NNPC had planned to ban petrol with a high concentration of high sulphur content between July 1, last year and July 1 this year, but was unable to do so due to some regulatory bottlenecks. Ughamadu however said in an interview that NNPC may still implement the ban, adding that the issue is of great importance to the Federal Government.
Ughamadu said: The government, through NNPC is not leaving anybody in doubt, about its readiness to outlaw dirty fuels, since they are posing threats to human lives. Yes, the banning can still take place before the year runs out, at least for the sake of safety of consumers. 2017 has not ended, as it remains two or three weeks to go.’’