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Falana asks EFCC to investigate NNPC’s fuel importation figures

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Nigeria’s fuel importation as well as mismanagement of fuel subsidy by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited. 

In a letter dated September 12, addressed to Abdulrashid Bawa, Falana said: “Having regards to the indictment of the NNPC by the authorities of the ministry of petroleum resources and the Nigeria Customs Service, we are compelled to request the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate and expose the monumental fraud that has characterised fuel importation and the mismanagement of fuel subsidy by the NNPC as well the criminality of smuggling fuel from Nigeria to neighbouring countries.”

NNPC had earlier this month claimed that Nigerians consume “60 litres of petroleum per day”, a claim vehemently faulted by the Nigerian Customs Service-which put the figure at around 38 million litres daily.

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