The Impartial Petroleum Entrepreneurs Affiliation of Nigeria (IPMAN), has stated that the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) is within the place to pay damages to affected Nigerians.
The Secretary of IPMAN, Mr. Ismail Osatuyi, acknowledged this Thursday, when he appeared on ARISE TV.
He stated Nigerians affected by the adulterated gas have the precise to sue NNPC being the only importer of gas within the nation and needs to be accountable for the fee of damages.
NAIJATABLOID remembers that the presence of methanol in 4 petrol cargoes imported into the nation from Antwerp in Belgium has not solely disrupted the nation’s gas provide chain, the product has additionally led to the injury of a number of automobiles.
Osatuyi stated: “The consumers – Nigerians that had their automobiles spoiled have the precise to take authorized motion. And we’ve got instructed our members that we’ve got to know who have been affected, which stations, which corporations. In order that we will additionally go the data to the federal government, as a result of since we’re not accountable for the importation, then, there should be restitution and that’s the reality. And the federal government has to return on this time round for them to mitigate no matter injury they’ve performed to Nigerians’ automobiles and people.”
Osatuyi was of the opinion that if the nation’s 4 refineries have been working, such an issue wouldn’t have occured within the first place.
When requested if he was assured that NNPC would reimburse IPMAN members in any manner or bear the fee, Osatuyi stated the federal government company has no alternative however to compensate them, else, the affiliation would take authorized motion.
In accordance with him, “They haven’t any alternative this time round. These are details and figures. It’s only once we have interaction them in dialogue and say these are the figures, these are the details, and they’re making an attempt to be humorous, then we will now have a look at what we will do inside the ambit of the legislation.” Supply: DailyPost