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House summons commissioner over kerosene diversion

30 August 2012, 11:04

Zamfara -  The Zamfara House of Assembly on Wednesday invited the state Commissioner for Commerce to appear before it, to explain the where about of Kerosene allocated to the state.

Moving the motion on the floor of the house, a member, Dayyabu Rijiya, said he had received information that kerosene allocated to the state by the NNPC was being diverted.

Dayyabu said the allocation, which was part of the Federal Government’s desire to provide the commodity at affordable prices to the public, was being abused by some few selfish individuals.

He lamented that an alleged connivance over the issue had short-changed the people of the state who still had to buy the product at a very high cost.

The law maker, who urged the house to urgently investigate the matter, added that non of the NNPC mega stations in the state sold Kerosene, as the allocation was being diverted.

Also contributing, Faruk Dosara, member representing Maradun I constituency, urged the house to invite the state Commissioner for Commerce to explain the issue.

After deliberations on the matter, the acting Speaker, Muhammadu Gummi, who condemned the alleged diversion, directed that the commissioner, Hassan Zurmi, to appear before the house Committee on Commerce and Industry on Thursday.

Long queues of Kerosene buyers appear in the state while black marketers of the product continue to sell at more than N200 per litre.


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