Ogun, Oyo Consume More Petrol Than Lagos – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has revealed that Oyo and Ogun States consume more Premium Motor Spirits (PMS) than any other state in the country.

The Chief Financial Officer of the NNPC, Umar Ajiya, made the disclosure at the resumed investigative hearing into the subsidy regime from 2013 to 2021 held by the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee headed by Hon. Ibrahim Mustapha.

Ajiya also noted that PMS might be going through the mentioned states because they have porous borders to neigbouring countries.

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“States that consume the most are states like Oyo and Ogun State, and they even consume more than Lagos State. So you wonder, is it that they have more vehicles than Lagos?

“This explains that these are states with porous borders and that will explain why this bulk evacuation is going out of Oyo and Ogun states, probably neighbouring countries,” he said.

Speaking further on Nigeria’s daily consumption of the product, Mr. Ajiya said, “We have not done a study to validate, people are saying that how is it that we are evacuating 66 million a day, that is the reality. Some days, what is evacuated can go as much as 100 million a day, while some weekends, we do zero. The marketers are watching.”




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