Bad Fuel: Compensate Owners Of Damaged Vehicles– NUJ Urges FG
The leadership of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has urged the Federal Government to pay compensation to Nigerians whose vehicles have been damaged as a result of the adulterated fuel recently imported into the country.
As noted by Mr. Chris Isiguzo, President of the Union, in a statement on Friday, “Rather, what ought to obtain now is for a demand that probe Panel as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari is conclusive, while adequate compensation be paid all verifiable claims of those whose vehicles whose vehicles may have been affected by the high methanol PMS.”
Isiguzo, in the statement, added that it had become vital to note that after over four years of uninterrupted availability of premium motor spirit, Nigerians over the past few days have been grappling with buying the products at filling stations across some parts of the country.
He explained, “The present challenge the Union understands is as a result of the importation of PMS with higher than normal methanol level. Since the unfortunate development, it is regrettable to observe that there have been some forth and back between the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and some of its designated importers over the ‘bad fuel’”.
In the same vein, he said it is expected that as responsible corporate organisations, “The importers of the contaminated fuel will take full responsibility and seek restitution for this national mishap.