It said on Thursday that this was in order to forestall explosion, knockdown of engines, equipment or any other ugly incident which could lead to loss of lives or injuries.
The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, in a statement issued in Abuja, said, “The call for caution becomes necessary following reports that products from vandalised pipelines or outright adulterated products are being sold to unsuspecting members of the public.
“This has led to untoward incidents involving petroleum products consumers in some parts of the country.”
The corporation stated that when in doubt of the quality of a product, consumers should seek assistance from any office of the Department of Petroleum Resources, NNPC depots or its offices nationwide.
It said products from the NNPC depots were subjected to strict quality control to ensure that they were fit for use.
It further enjoined motorists and other consumers of petroleum products across the country not to engage in panic buying as the national oil firm had over 32 days sufficiency of petrol, diesel and kerosene to meet their demand.