Yes, Nigeria now imports diesel and gas from Niger Republic – DPR

by Akan Ido

Sayyadi Suleiman Abubakar, the Kano State Controller of the Department of Petroleum Resources has revealed that Nigerian petroleum marketers now import AGO (Diesel) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from the country’s northern neighbour.

While speaking to reporters on the activities of his department, Abubakar explained that both petroleum products can be sourced from anywhere because it is included in the exclusive list of deregulated items.

This is unlike Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) which has regulated pricing controlled by the federal government.

He reportedly said, “Nigeria now imports AGO, that is Diesel, and LPG, otherwise known as Gas from Niger Republic, and  I want to state clearly that this venture does not attract any financial commitment from the federal Government.”

Abubakar further revealed that the Department has sealed no fewer than 10 service stations and destroyed two illegal fuel dumps within and around Kano, in the last couple of weeks, for selling products above the official pump price stated that the “affected companies were appropriately sanctioned.”

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