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Scarcity: Petrol sells for N120 per litre in Pankshin


Pankshin (Plateau) – Petrol scarcity bites harder in Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau as a litre is being sold for N120.

The NNPC had in December 2015 fixed new pump prices of N86 and N86.50 per litre for its retail outlets and independent marketers respectively from Jan. 1.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports on Tuesday in Pankshin that only one out of the 10 filling stations in Pankshin has fuel being dispensing at the rate.

Our Correspondent, who monitored the sale at the station was told by its attendants that only the manager could speak on the matter.

“We can’t answer you on this matter sir; only our boss, the station manager, that can answer you; presently he is not around to speak to you, ’’ one of them said.

A motorist, Mr Daniel Bako, lamented the manner independent and major marketers exploited motorists over the exercise.

“I think, DPR or the Federal Government should issue a directive to all the security agencies to help in enforcing the prices of fuel in this country.

“This is because once officials of DPR visit and leve a filling station, the operators of the stations will change the pump price to whichever price of their choice, leaving us at the receiving end, ’’ Bako lamented.
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“If this directive is issued, I assure you, no filling station will dare to default because the police, the soldiers and the civil defence officers will always be there to arrest defaulters.

Another motorist, Mrs Joy Gotep, said that unless the Federal Government resorted to drastic measures against the petroleum marketers, the problem would persist. (NAN)

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