The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has raised an alarm over the prevalence of low grade and contaminated AGO (Fake Diesel), offered at discounted prices in parts of the Country.
The warning is contained in a report by NNPC Retail Limited Managing Director, Sir Billy Okoye, on Friday advising motorists to be wary of the off-spec products.
Okoye stated that the warning became necessary because the low grade, contaminated diesel was harmful to machines and the environment.
He said that NNPC Retail Limited as a market leader considered it incumbent upon it to alert the public on the subject.
He assured consumers that NNPC Retail Limited was dealing only in premium, high-quality products in the interest of Nigerian motorists and users.
He urged consumers to patronise the company’s stations where the quality of their products was assured.
As a deregulated product, diesel is also imported by other major and independent marketers in the Country.