Residents want NNPC retail outlets in Kwara border areas

Date: 2020-04-04

Residents of border communities in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara have urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to build  retail outlets to solve the problem of fuel scarcity in the area.

The residents said on Saturday that the retail outlets would put an end to indiscriminate hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, in the area.

Mr Audu Abdulrahman, the Chairman, National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in the area, told the NAN that a litre was sold for N300 despite the official reduction in the pump price of petrol by the Federal Government.

Abdulrahman, however, blamed the situation on border closure directive that restricted movement of petroleum products into border communities.

He observed that if the NNPC could set up a filling station in the area, it would ameliorate the suffering faced by the border communities.

“The decision has caused the cost of transportation to and from the area to triple.

“Federal government should please give us NNPC petrol stations in Baruten local government area of Kwara; we are buying fuel at N300 per litre now,” he cried.

Alhaji Umar Galadima, another resident, also said that building of filling stations in the area by major marketers would at least break the monopoly of the unpatriotic marketers in Baruten.

Galadima, a staff of the National Orientation Agency, added that the scarcity of fuel in the border areas had unleashed untold hardship on residents.

He told NAN that fuel was being sold for between N300 and N400, depending on the distance of the filling station, to the international border.

 

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Dauda Adeniran Adeshola     Yakubu Shaaba     Amusa Bello     Buhari     Bamidele Adegoke     Vasolar Consultoria     Kwarareports.com     Ile Arugbo     Elections     Alapado     MAI Akande     Abdulrahman Abdulrasak     Kale Bayero     Ope Saraki     Afonja     Adebara     Ibrahim Kayode Adeyemi     Abdulhakeem Amao     Adegoke Bamidele     Adamu Ibrahim Sabi     Tsaragi     Dairo Kunle Paul     Bukola Ajikobi     Monsurat Omotosho     Mamman Saba Jibril     Tafidan Kaiama     Kayode Oyin Zubair     Abdulrahman Iliasu     Ola Falade     Iliasu     Isaac Gbenle     Yakubu Danladi     Yahaya Oloriegbe     Oba Sulaiman Asude     Shaaba Lafiagi     International Vocational Centre     Olugbense     Offa Poly     Ilofa     Atunwa     Gobir     Ibrahim Bio     Femtech     Bankole Omisore     Taofik Mustapha     Onikijipa     Saka Isau     Yusuf Abdulraheem     Moses Adekanye     Sheriff Shagaya     Royal FM     Niguel Gallando Marcias     Offorjama     Durbar     IFK     Taofeek Sanusi     Gobirawa     Innocent Okoye     Maryam A. Garuba     Ilorin Durbar     Ejidongari     Economic And Financial Crimes Commission     Police Commissioner     IQRA College     Unilorin     Abdulrazaq Magaji     KSIRS     Raji AbdulRasaq     Hamza Usman     Bilikisu Gambari     Esuwoye     Ayo Salami     Ahman Pategi     Abdulfatai Baakini     Jalala     Bashir Badawi     Lawyers Unite Against Corruption