The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has denied online reports that it gave Dangote Refinery a license to import Petroleum Motor Spirit, PMS.
Onyi Sunday, media relations manager at the NNPCL, in a statement described the report as false and misleading.
According to her, the company was not a regulatory organization and not within its jurisdiction to grant a license or permit for fuel importers.
“The report is misleading. We don’t grant licenses or permits because we are not a regulatory organization. The responsibility lies with the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), not NNPCL. You should check with them. NNPCL has just a small stake of 20 per cent in the refinery,” she said.