A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

Senate calls for PPMC’s boss sack over kerosene

Henry Umoru &
Inalegwu Shaibu

05 October 2012, Sweetcrude, ABUJA — THE Nigerian Senate has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to sack the Managing Director of Pipelines and Product Marketing Company, PPMC, Mr. John Momoh, over the protracted scarcity of kerosene product, saying kero-direct project of the Federal Government, aimed at making kerosene readily available to Nigerians was a failure.

Senate President, David Mark, speaking, Thursday, during a debate on a bill for an Act to amend the Petroleum Act (2004) sponsored by Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, maintained that those licensed to distribute kerosene to Nigerians should have their licenses withdrawn for failure in their responsibilities.

He said: “The solution to that is that the man who is in charge currently, who is to ensure that kerosene gets to the man on the street and who is not doing it, should be sacked. Let him go.”

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  • The interesting thing is that there is a Google advertisement describing Prince Mommoh as the Whizkid performing wonders at the PPMC. It is rather inexplicable that the Senate has failed to see the purported wonders he has ‘performed’ or been performing regarding petroleum products supply and distribution nationwide. Surely, his enemies must have contrived this scarcity to discredit his ‘unparallelled’ performance. Nigeria we hail thee!

  • Am support of his sack

  • Statutory regulators sh’d be alıve to theır responsıbılıtıes,especıally DPR.d fraud ınherent ın d kero dıstr chaın ıs embarrassıng.we hate legıt margın. Sackıng d MD, PPMC ın my opınıon ıs not d solutıon.Thıs kero cancer has lasted over a decade wıt no end ın sıght. When wıll all these cease? If we cant regulate lets deregulate.In d rules of engagement, who hıres fıres.