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Europe dumping dirty fuel in Nigeria

ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI

Nigeria is been Criticized of having a poor dirty fuel dumped that can’t be sold in likes with other countries. Noew report by an international resource watchdog group has said.

International dealers export to Nigeria around 900,000 tonnes a year of low-grade, “dirty” fuel, made in Dutch, Belgian and other European refineries, according to the report.

SDN said the net result “is that Nigeria has some of the worst air pollution in the world, with dense clouds of choking soot hanging over gridlocked cities leading to a rise in serious health conditions as well as damaged vehicles.”

“Our research suggests that Nigeria is having dirty fuel dumped on it that cannot be sold to other countries with higher and better implemented standards. The situation is so bad that the average diesels sampled are of an even lower quality that that produced by artisanal refining camps in the creeks of the Niger delta,” said the Programme manager, SDN, Florence Kayemba,

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