Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) on Thursday commended for the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) for its “uncommon transparency in handling the national scandal of importation of dirty premium motor spirits otherwise known as petrol into Nigeria.
“The prompt decision of the Corporation to name and shame the corporate Bodies allegedly responsible for the importation recently of bad fuel into Nigeria, is indeed heartwarming to us in the credible organised human rights and non-governmental community. This openness and transparency is commendable and should be sustained going forward,” the Association said in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.
According to HURIWA, this openness by NNPC will trigger the respect for greater honesty, transparency and the deliberate effort by government to end the regime of financial opaqueness and secrecy.
The Association therefore called for the stiffest sanctions be imposed on the culprits. It also urged the federal government to work out and enforce systematic compensations of claims that may result from the use of the dirty fuel by Nigerians.