Coalition of Concerned Northern Forum, a conglomeration 25 civil society organization of Northern Extraction home and Diaspora has rescinded it’s earlier call for the sack of all NNPC management Staff over the adulterated fuel in country.
This was contained in a statement issued on Monday and signed by its Chairman and spokesperson, Mallam Ibrahim Bature and Comrade Abdulsalam Moh’d Kazeem respectively. Said our call for the removal of the management of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Ltd, NNPC, and the prosecution of importers involved in the contaminated fuel, there have been misgivings and misreading of our demands especially by those who profiteer from crisis situations.
According to the forum, it become necessary to put the records straight that our position has no political affiliation or influence nor been sponsored by any individual or groups. Noting that the call was borne out of patriotism over the hardship occasioned by the scarcity of premium motor spirit and the huge economic impact of the bad fuel at a time government is battling with dwindling revenue.
We withdraw our notice for the sack of the NNPC management and nationwide protest but remain committed to the sanctioning of the importing companies and their while appreciated the intervention of the Department of State Security Service, the Police and our respected Grand Patron. Together for a better Nigeria”
” New information at our disposal and the attempts by certain special interests to hijack our demand and use our position to blackmail the present NNPC management over the current artificial PMS scarcity occasioned by marketers dispensing fewer pumps at a time”
We commend the management of the NNPC Ltd for taking prompt action by alerting the nation on the bad fuel and for taking measured steps to recall the bad product and injecting over 700 million litres and the promise of additional 2.1billion litres to address the shortfall.
The group Stated that operational error of methanol in PMS above our national specification, which remains an unforeseen problem, we back the call for thorough investigation as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari and urged security agencies to conclude the probe in good time and sanction all those responsible.
We demand that regulatory and security agencies ensure that fuel stations sell at the maximum installed capacity and in the event any station is found to be sabotaging government’s effort, the product be dispensed free to motorists and such station sealed.