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Kano sets up committee on fuel scarcity

07 March 2014, 19:20

Kano - The Kano State Government has set up a task force to monitor the distribution and sale of petrol in the state.

The state Commissioner for Commerce, Abubakar Nuhu, who inaugurated the committee, said the government was determined to end the lingering fuel scarcity in the state.

Nuhu warned that the state government would not allow some ``unpatriotic marketers to continue to sabotage government’s effort towards ensuring the availability of the products in the state.”

He mandated the committee to go round filling stations within and outside the state capital with a view to ensuring that the commodity was sold at the government-approved price.

“Once we get to a filling station, we will know whether it has the commodity or not because we have the records from the NNPC depot,” he said.

The commissioner warned that any filling station found diverting or hoarding the commodity would face the wrath of the law.

“The governor has met with the leadership of IPMAN (independent marketers) and called their attention to the need to support this government and people of the state to end the fuel crisis,” he said.

The commissioner said that whoever was found violating the order would be considered as an economic saboteur.


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