PENGASSAN condemns ‘fraud’ allegation against PPPRA

Pengassan12 November 2013, Lagos – The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, branch has condemned what it called allegation of fraud against the agency by one Ledisi Dagogo-Jack.

In a statement by its Chairman, Comrade Stephen Lazi Akhere and Secretary, Comrade Ghide Muhammad, the group said that the management of PPPRA is focused and sticks to standard, therefore, no mischief will distract it.

The statement said: “It was obvious Ledisi Dagogo-Jack and his traducers are out to smear the hard earned image of the agency and its leadership. The union, therefore, wishes to encourage the Executive Secretary, Mr. Reginald Stanley to remain focused with his transformation process, which has helped sanitise the petroleum downstream sector since the events of 2011 in the administration of the Petroleum Support Fund (PSF).

“It is worth noting that the PPPRA under Stanley has recorded significant achievements in the operation of the subsidy scheme which resulted in saving the nation over N409 billion last year alone, drastic reduction on daily fuel consumption in line with actual national demands, the introduction of certified product inspectors, under the 3-3-2 system and eventually 2-2-1 system which among other things, thinned the possibility of collusion in product discharge and distribution.

“Given our most recent experience, particularly the excitement that greeted the various probe and investigative panels in the wake of the 2011 fuel subsidy brouhaha, the Union is of the opinion, that the introduction of the Independent Inspection System was conceived in the best interest of the petroleum downstream sector.”

– The Nation

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