Filing Stations In Taraba, Adamawa Sell Petrol N120 Per Litre
PETROL marketers in Taraba and Adamawa states are having a free day in promoting illegality in the sale of petrol, as they sell the product above the official pump price to consumers in the two states.
The price of petrol that ought to be sold at N87 per litre as directed by the Federal Government, The Guardian observed, is still being sold for between N110 and N120 in the aforementioned states.
In all the filling stations visited by The Guardian, it was observed that N87 per litre was reflected on the dispensing machines, but the attendants end up making buyers pay N110 or above.
One of the attendants who spoke to The Guardian on the condition of anonymity, said “ this is what is obtainable in all the filing stations in Taraba state”, adding “ it was a collective agreement by the owners of the filing stations to sell at this rate.”
Some vehicles owners who spoke to The Guardian expressed dismay at the inability of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)- the agency regulating petroleum products- to call to order petroleum marketers in Taraba and Adamawa state. “ As a commercial driver, I have being travelling from one state to another.
It is only in Taraba and Adamawa states that I buy fuel at the rate of N110 or N120 per litre. It is not like this in other states,” a commercial driver, who does not want his name in the press, told The Guardian.
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