In a bid to curb dishonesty and maintain proper, accurate services, Natural Oil and Gas Suppliers Association of Nigeria, NOGASA, has disclosed that it is making plans to address sharp practices in the oil and gas sectors by trading with only with government accredited depots to discourage sale of adulterated products and pipeline vandalisation.
The National President, Mr Beneth Korie stated this while addressing journalists during a world press conference in Abuja, aimed at announcing the official commencement of its operations nationwide.
Mr. Beneth Korie said with the nationwide flag off, the organization hopes to wipe out all forms of sharp practices within the downstream sector.
He added that all efforts have been put in place to protect oil and gas businesses and indeed the end-users from the criminal practices of dishonest operators in the system.
According to him, the unwholesome practices of some unscrupulous dealers are hurting the businesses of NOGASA, hence the decision to checkmate their activities.
Korie said that a task force is already in place to monitor activities in the industry to ensure that pipeline vandals do not enjoy any patronage.
The National President added that members of NOGASA would only source products from the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, licensed depots nationwide.
He reassured Nigerians that the flag off of NOGASA’s activities nationwide would ensure straight forward and quality service in the oil and gas sector of the economy.
He stressed that they will work very hard to create a smooth and enabling environment in this country, thereby achieving their principle aim and objective of reinforcing the ethical standards of the industry.
He said that Nigerians would agree that natural oil and gas is critical in the development of this nation and to reduce adulterated products, all our members are hereby advised to desist from patronizing the products of vandalized pipelines, all our members are advised to patronize government and private depots only.
He further stated that there will be regular workshops for its members to update them with government policies in the petroleum sector.
Korie also urged the federal government to encourage the unity of marketers and suppliers in order for them to easily interface between government and marketers, so as to curb the inadequacies existing in the sector.