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Bandits: Sokoto state govt bans sale of fuel above N5000 to motorists and N500 to motorcyclists

State commissioner for commerce, Bashar Gidado State commissioner for commerce, Bashar Gidado

The Sokoto state government has banned all filling stations across the state from selling fuel in jerry cans.

Also prices of fuel for motorists have been set at a maximum amount of N5,000 and motorcycles at N500.

This move was put in place measures to monitor the activities of bandits and other criminals within the state.

State commissioner for commerce, Bashar Gidado, who disclosed this after a meeting with the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), told the media that this measure was to end the supply of petroleum products to bandits.

He added that the fight against banditry in the region has been a challenge, therefore to curb this menace urgent actions had to be taken.

Abubakar Usman, chairman of the state chapter of IPMAN, said that;
“The governor set up a task force to implement his executive order on insecurity and part of which is the ban on selling of petroleum into jerry cans for anyone in the state. There is also an order to peg the maximum amount of the products at five thousand naira for motorists and five hundred naira for motorcycles respectively.

We have notified all our members across the twenty-three local governments area of the state that any filling station selling for jerry can or selling above the recommended price will be prosecuted accordingly,” Usman said

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