It was recalled by Starconnectemedia.com that contaminated or bad Kerosene has killed dozens of people in Nigeria, with some them maimed.
A release by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, has said that the warning concerning bad Kerosene and low grade Diesel was contained in a report by NNPC Retail Limited Managing Director, Sir Billy Okoye,admonishing motorists to be wary of the off-spec products.
Sir Billy Okoye stated that the warning became necessary because the low grade, contaminated diesel is harmful to machines and environment, explaining that NNPC Retail Limited as a market leader considered it incumbent upon it to alert the public on the subject.
He also assured consumers that NNPC Retail Limited deals only in premium, high-quality products in the interest of Nigerian motorists and users, urging consumers to patronize 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.