Edo announces supply of 780,000 litres of petrol
Edo State Government has supplied 780,000 litres of petrol as part of efforts to address scarcity of petrol in the state.
It said it has set up a task force to monitor product distribution and sales at filling stations across the state.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Commissioner for Mining and Energy, Mr. Ethan Uzamere, made the announcement at a news conference in Benin.
Flanked by the Commissioner for Information, Chris Nehikhare, and the Special Adviser to the state governor on Media Projects, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, Uzamere noted that the 780,000 litre-supply was part of efforts to address the scarcity of the product in the state.
Uzamere said the state government would also ensure that marketers got the product at the official pump price and sell at the regulated price.
“The government has heard the cries of the people on the issue of fuel scarcity in the state. The state government is working to ensure availability of the product.
“As part of the measures, government has set up a task force to monitor the situation and ensure that no Edo citizen is exploited.
“We also wish to announce that already, the state has received 780,000 litres of fuel, which will be distributed to major and independent marketers. And the task force will monitor its distribution and sales,” Uzamere said.
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