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Despite ban, filing stations openly sell fuel in Daura, Jibiya border towns – Investigation

Despite ban, filing stations openly sell fuel in Daura, Jibiya border towns – Investigation

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Despite ban, filing stations openly sell fuel in Daura, Jibiya border towns – Investigation

Despite the Federal Government’s ban on the supply of petroleum products to filling stations within 20-kilometre radius to the country’s land borders, the product is reportedly being sold in border towns in Katsina State, Daily Nigerian reliably gathered.

Recall that on Thursday, November 7, the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Hameed Ali, had directed that no petroleum products should be supplied to any filling station within 20 kilometres to the borders in the country.

However, investigations by the Daily Nigerian revealed that some filing stations located at the border communities of Daura and Jibiya are having a field day as the products is openly sold in a broad day light without recourse to the ban.

It was also gathered that in Daura, which has fallen within the banned territories, as it is13 kilometres away from the border, petroleum product is freely being supplied to filling stations within the town.

Daily Nigerian reports that this development came at a time when soaring fuel scarcity hit border towns in Ogun, Lagos, Adamawa, Katsina, Jigawa and Sokoto States, as petroleum is reportedly sold at N600 a litre, crippling business activities in the areas.

Our reporter, who was in Daura, observed that some filling stations within the vicinity of the town are open as motorists buy fuel freely.

Also, our reporter who visited Jibiya town observed that the product is sold at some filling stations such as Himma Oil, S. Nova, Ammani Oil, Wali Oil Limited, Kamsus Oil and Fulani Yarima Petroleum Company all scattered across the town.

A source told this reporter that these filing stations were selected by the Customs operatives to sell the product, just as another source said that these filing stations had not yet exhausted the supplies they got before the ban.

However, Daily Nigerian contacted the Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Kano branch, Bashir Dan-mallam disclosed that the ban was actually effective in these areas, saying “whoever sells products after ban, the fuel is not supplied to him, but an old stock that did not finish even after the FG’s decision”.

Mr Dan-Mallam added that even the independent marketers had stopped supplying the products to the affected areas, even as he disclosed that some of their trucks had many at times been intercepted by the Customs operatives en route to the areas.

“When our trucks got intercepted by the customs operatives once, twice and more, we completely stopped supplying in order to fully comply with the government’s directive,” Mr Dan-Mallam said.

Comment(1)

  1. The ban is totally useless and it is putting more hardship to the poor people living in the affected areas
    Still petroleum products are sold in these areas, moreover these black oil marketers are having their faces smiling as the ban caused them to gain a lot of profit.
    And by whatever means, these bunburutu men are gaining access to petroleum products in some filling stations not covered within the borders area, the products is been transported on and on.
    Based on my observation, these situation like the previous one, has given birth to another means of corruption.
    The President should be aware of this ;
    All his effort to make Nigeria great and corrupt free nation is not yielding any commendable result, in reality it is rebirthing a new sources of corrupt practices especially among security forces.

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