The Akwa Ibom State Government has warned petroleum marketers in the state against selling Petroleum Products, especially Premium Motor Spirit-PMS, otherwise known as Petrol above the regulated price of N145 per litre.
The government in its press release through Engr. Sunday Festus Mnse, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Petroleum matters, inform motorists and other petroleum consumers not to patronize such filling stations.
The statement reads:
‘This is to inform the general public that, there are no justifications whatsoever, for any Petroleum Marketer in the State, to increase the Pump Price of Petroleum Products, especially Premium Motor Spirit-PMS, otherwise known as Petrol.
By this release, the Office of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Petroleum Matters, wishes to advice motorists and other consumers of Petroleum Products, not to patronize Filling Stations that sale Petrol above government regulated price of #145 per litre, rather, buyers should purchase the product at the nearest Mega Station and other dispensing outlets that comply with the directives of NNPC forthwith.
Consequently, the public is hereby encouraged, to report any deviant Petrol Station to the Office of the SA at Plot 104, Unit A, Lagos Street, Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo.
Similarly, Petroleum Marketers in the State, who are yet to comply with the directives to revert to the approved Pump Price of #145 per litre, are adviced in their best interest, to do so, as the Enforcement Team of the Petroleum Products Monitoring Commitee-PPMC, who is already out for strict compliant enforcement, shall not spare any defaulter, caught in an act, or intentions of profiteering at the expense of the public and other unsuspecting buyers.”
Engr. Sunday Festus Mnse,
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