Missing 130m Liters of Petrol: NNPC Confirms Sack of Officials
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) today confirmed the disengagement of officials alleged to be responsible for the missing 130 million liters of petrol.
A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja said a senior official in the ministry, who prefer anonymity, confirmed the development.
The source said: ”a committee has submitted it’s report and NNPC has recommended their disengagement”.
NAN recalls that Mr Henry Ikem-Obih, a Chief Operating Officer (Downstream) in NNPC, had on March 17, revealed that about 130 million litres stored at the Capital Oil & Gas depot and over 30 million litres in MRS Limited depot, all in Apapa area of Lagos, were not found when needed.
He said the companies were called to explain and given two options to either return the full volume of what was stored in their depots litre-for-litre or pay the full value of the products taken without approval.