Kano Sets N150 Fine Per Litre For Diverted Petroleum Products

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Kano state introduces a fine of N150 per litre for those marketers who were caught diverting petroleum products in the state.

Alhaji Rabiu Bako, the chairman of the task force on distribution of petroleum products in the state, made this known during a news conference on Sunday in Kano.

According to Bako, marketers had not heeded to earlier warnings to desist from sharp practices, thus this measure would also check the continued fuel shortages being experienced in the state.

Bako, who is also the commissioner for commerce in the state, said: “The decision followed series of warnings by the Task Force to oil marketers in the state to desist from sharp practices and illegal increases in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).”

He added that marketers found diverting petroleum products would also risk forfeiting such products.

Bako said that the warning was necessary in order to ensure that all products reached their designated filling stations across the state.

The task force had reportedly confiscated eight drums and 50 Jerry cans of PMS and fined the petrol station involved N4.2 million since its inauguration.

The committee urged members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious character to the Task Force or law enforcement agencies nearest to them.

Last week, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had inaugurated a 17-member task force as part of efforts to address the lingering fuel scarcity in the state.

 

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