The Federal Government wants to deregulate the downstream sector, of Nigerian oil industry in order to:
- Ensure that petroleum products are made available to the consumers in an uninterrupted manner;
- Eradicate waste and corruption which are consequences of tightly regulated economy;
- Ensure that the supply and distribution of petroleum products are orderly and consumer-friendly;
- Channel money realized from the exercise to development projects that will be beneficial to the majority of the people.