Reps accuse PPPRA of doctoring revenue documents

The Home of Representatives Committee on Finance on Wednesday walked out on the Pipeline Merchandise Pricing Regulatory Company (PPPRA) for failing to present acceptable figures on its each day output of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) and different petroleum merchandise.

The Chairman of the Committee, James Faleke and members, after deliberations concluded that there have been discrepancies within the data introduced by the PPPRA compared to what’s to the federal government.

Following the shortcoming of the PPPRA Assistant Common Supervisor Company Companies, Kimshi Apollo to present clear solutions to a few of the questions requested by the lawmakers, the Committee suggested the company to reappear earlier than it to present additional clarification on the recognized variations of their paperwork

Going by PPPRA’s presentation, Faleke had identified that paperwork submitted by the company confirmed that the each day output of PMS and different merchandise has been the identical from 2018 to 2019.

The committee famous that each day consumption of PMS was put at 48 million litres throughout the interval underneath overview whereas Automotive Fuel Oil (AGO) was put at 10.5 million litres per day however in a special doc, the company contradicted itself by claiming that it discharged 59.90 million litres each day in January 2019, 55.04 million in February and 55.66 million litres in March.

The doc submitted additionally indicated that provide jumped to 60.27 million litres in January 2020 then 60.56 million litres in February and all the way down to 56.07 million litres in March 2020.

The provision additional jumped to 61.92 litres per day in January 2021 and all the way down to 58.09 million litres in January and moved as much as 66.64 million litres in March 2021.

Nevertheless, Faleke, Chairman of the Committee, stated the company offered conflicting data on its each day discharge and consumption of petroleum merchandise within the nation.

“There are contradictions that may’t be ignored within the data you introduced, Faleke informed the PPPRA”.

“Inform us that the paperwork will not be right in order that we will transfer ahead”

In defence of his company, PPPRA AGM, Apollo claimed the company introduced the fixed determine of 48 million litres based mostly on what transpired earlier Monday relating to the common each day consumption by the Division of Petroleum Assets (DPR).

The Committee, nonetheless, directed the PPPRA to unfailingly produce data of all of the each day output of petroleum merchandise in addition to the income remittances to the federal authorities.