The Natural Oil and Gas Suppliers Association of Nigeria (NOGASA) has advised its members not to get products from pipeline vandals.
Benneth Korie, NOGASA president, told journalists in Abuja on Monday, that it has directed members to get products from government agencies.
Korie said as employers of labour, they want to see their businesses grow to employ more Nigerians.
“Our principal aim is to reinforce the ethical standards of the industry most Nigerians will agree with us that – natural oil and gas is critical in the development of this nation,” he said.
“We have come to do the needful – to protect our businesses and the end-users from the criminal practices of dishonest operators in the system.
“Those sharp practices; particularly dealing in adulterated products, have done a great deal of damage to end users and this is hurting our businesses as well. The source of our products will be at government (DPR) licensed Depots nationwide.
“As employers of labour, we want to see our businesses grow to employ more Nigerians. To reduce adulterated products, all our members are hereby advised to desist from patronizing the products of vandalized pipelines, if any.
“All our members are advised to patronise government and private depots only. Furthermore, there will be regular workshops for our members to update them with government policies in the petroleum sector.”
Korie urged the federal government to encourage the unity to marketers and suppliers in order to have an easier “interface and access to suppliers”.