DPR Unveils Plans To Stop Adulterated Lubricants
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has unveiled new plans to check influx of adulterated lubricants in the country.
The Department disclosed at the weekend that a digital solution is being adopted to eliminate adulterated lubricants.
The DPR Director, Auwalu Sarki, revealed this in Lagos during a virtual meeting with members of the Lubricant Producers Association of Nigeria (LUPAN).
Sarki said a short code messaging system has been adopted to check adulterated lubricants in the country.
He said, “The Department and relevant government agencies are working together to check the influx of sub-standard lubricants into the country.
“Just like what has been adopted to checkmate fake items by other industries, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, the Department has deemed it fit to follow in that line as a measure to guide against the circulation and usage of sub-standard lubricant.”
The DPR boss advised LUPAN members to look beyond the shores of Nigeria and target the export market.
He assured that the DPR would provide adequate support through its robust regulatory framework to enable them to achieve the mandate.
Sarki remarked that the DPR, as the regulator of the oil and gas industry, places high premium on its relationship with the association as partners in the realisation of government’s aspiration for the sector.
He added that the value created by LUPAN to the Nigerian economy was immeasurable.
The DPR Director also emphasised the need for an improved strategic partnership and continuous collaboration between the Department and LUPAN, urging the members to see DPR as a business enabler that is always ready to ensure investment success and sustainability for all stakeholders in the oil and gas sector.
The President of LUPAN, Alhaji Mustapha Adio, while commending the efforts of the DPR, assured of the association’s commitment and continuous partnership.