Abuja – The Natural Oil and Gas Suppliers Association of Nigeria (NOGASA) on Thursday said it had resolved to work closely with the Federal Government to ensure that illegalities such as adulterated petroleum product supply, and pipeline vandalisation in the downstream of oil and gas sector are brought to a complete end.
NOSAGA which is the umbrella association of suppliers of petroleum products like kerosene, petrol, diesel and cooking gas said it had put machinery in place to screen out bad eggs in the industry.
Speaking to journalists shortly after its board of trustees meeting in Abuja, Abdullahi Idris, Deputy Chairman of the association said the association is coming out with seminars and awareness campaigns for members that will address the problem of adulterated products and bring sanity to the system.
“We are tired of complaints about low quality, scarcity issues and diversion of products. A lot of our members don’t even have the knowledge of how to trade in oil and gas,” Idris said.
“Our members just go and register companies, build stations, start supplying products to companies and agencies without even knowing what they are supplying,” he added.
Also, speaking, the NOGASA BOT Secretary, Chief Edison Nwosu, said nomination forms for the association’s upcoming election would be out next week adding that inauguration of new executive would take place July 21.
Nwosu lamented that members of the association in some states are owed over N300 million by industries, construction companies, states and individuals.
He said the association was doing everything possible to help the indebted suppliers recoup their investment while liaising with banks to support them with loans.
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