Reps resume hearing on kerosene subsidy

House-of-Reps-session03 March 2013, Abuja – The House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) will on Wednesday continue its hearing on the expenditure and subsidy on kerosene.

The Dakuku Peterside-led committee has queried the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) during its inaugural hearing.

The public hearing is sequel to resolution HR84/2013 of the House.

During the continuation of the hearing, cargo inspection companies, such as General Marine and Oil Services Ltd (GMO), Marine Technical Services International Ltd, SGS Inspection Services Ltd, Shore Marine Inspection Services Ltd, Intertek Testing Services Ltd, Petromarine Control Ltd, Standard Superintendents Company Ltd, Squa Inspection Services Ltd and Konsult Control Services Ltd, are expected to appear before the committee.

Also expected to appear before the committee are the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Trafigura (Nig) Ltd, Duke Oil Nig Ltd. (Subsidiary of NNPC, Nigermed (Subsidiary of NNPC) and the Nigeria Customs, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

The committee also expects to query marketers who got kerosene PFI allocation between January 2011 and December 2013, other firms/agencies which submitted memoranda.

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