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Adamawa: Border closure has helped end fuel scarcity, says DPR

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The Adamawa Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is counting the gains of border closure, saying that the shutdown the nation’s borders has brought an end to fuel scarcity in the state.

Operations Controller of the Adamawa DPR, Alhaji Ibrahim Ciroma, stated this while on an inspection tour of the Border villages in Bele in Maiha local government border town and Gurin in Fufore local government while touring filling stations to ensure compliance with directives. Ciroma said that before the closure, Adamawa used to receive 100 trucks of fuel daily but now, the supply has dropped to between 40 and 30 trucks daily. Ciroma observed that with the drop in supply and there is no scarcity is a confirmation that 70 percent of the products lifted by marketers were smuggled out of the country.

He noted that while compliance by filling stations in prohibited areas has been effected fully, measures are in place to ensure that other filling stations not within the prohibited zones are selling so that people within the prohibited zone can easily get fuel without going far. On efforts to sustain steady supply throughout the Christmas period, Ciroma said the people of Adamawa have nothing to fear; pointing out that there is enough petroleum products to serve Gombe and Adamawa.


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