Akwa Ibom Government has warned independent petroleum marketers in the state to desist from selling products above the pump price approved by the Federal Government.
Mr Festus Sunday, the Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Petroleum Matters, said in a statement on Tuesday that any petroleum marketer caught disobeying the directive would be prosecuted.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the state government on Monday, resolved the one week strike embarked upon by Petroleum Tanker Drivers on May 6.
Sunday said. “Marketers, who are yet to comply with the directive to revert to the approved pump price of N145 per litre of petrol are advised in their best interest to do so or face sanctions.”
He said that the state’s Petroleum Products Monitoring Committee (PPMC) would ensure strict compliance with the directive in the state.
“PPMC shall not spare any defaulter caught in the act or with the intention of profiteering at the expense of the public and other unsuspecting buyers,” he said.
He advised motorists and other consumers of petroleum products, not to patronise filling stations selling petrol above the government-approved price of N145 per litre.
Sunday, however, said consumers of petroleum products should purchase the commodities at the nearest NNPC Mega Station and other dispensing outlets that complying with the directives from NNPC.
He urged the public to report any deviant petrol station to the office of the SA at Plot 104, Unit A, Lagos Street, Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo for necessary action. (NAN)