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The C’River Government Employ's Security Outfits To End Fuel Hoarding And Increase in Price


The Cross River State Government has asked the state’s security agencies for assistance in reducing gasoline hoarding, price increases, and indiscriminate truck parking along the route through the Joint Task Force on Petroleum Monitoring.

The Chairman of the Joint Task Force On Petroleum Monitoring, Hon. Peter Okim, spoke during separate visits to the Nigerian Navy and the Department of State Services in Calabar.­­ He praised the agencies for their efforts to ensure the safety and security of people and property in the state while pleading for support in the fight against product diversion and other malpractices in the petroleum sector.

Although there have been difficulties, he pointed out that the Task Force has been successful in moving trucks parked along the Murtala Mohammed route and convincing marketers to sell goods at the set price.

“We were able to get rid of the trucks that were blocking the route and posing a serious risk to drivers and state residents. The next thing we’re going to do is crack down on marketers that hoard, divert, or sell things for more than what’s allowed. said Hon. Okim.

Additionally, Sen. Prince Bassey Edet Otu, the state governor, has ordered the closure of gas stations and other connected companies with the intention of undermining the efforts of the government to ensure the survival of Cross Riverians in the face of rising food prices, according to the team’s secretary, Boniface Okache.

According to him, any gas station that won’t sell at the agreed-upon price isn’t prepared to stay in business.

But as long as they follow the rules, the government is willing and ready to create an atmosphere that will allow all enterprises to succeed. Additionally, he said.

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