There are indications that a huge discrepancy still exists in the figures supplied by the NNPC, and the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, on the volume of fuel consumed in Nigeria daily, thus pointing to possible channel of corruption and funds diversion.

While the NNPC which is regarded as the sole importer of fuel puts 2017 daily figure at 39.65 million litres (ml), the DPR on the other hand claims that 50.29ml of fuel were supplied.

BudgIT, a firm which specializes in analyzing Nigerian budget and public data, while disclosing this, noted that the current downstream practice of fuel importation is not clear to citizens.

Source: Vanguard