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Petroleum stations yet to obey Federal government’s directive.

By Ifynanya Ndukwe

Petroleum stations in Port Harcourt are yet to comply with the directive of the Federal government to reduce pump price from one hundred and forty five naira to one hundred and twenty five naira.

Some stations in the city are still selling at the old pump price. The customers however expressed displeasure over the noncompliance of the stations, adding that the directive would have been prompt if it was an increase in price.

On their part, some managers in some stations assured that they will in due comply with the Directive of the Federal government. Meanwhile; the Rivers state Chairman of Petroleum Products Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria, PETROAN, FRANCIS DIMKPA is calling for an extension of time for the proper implementation of the reduced pump price.

Dimkpa added that the Union is working out modalities with the necessary agencies in the the state government to extend the implementation plan to two week.

He said the essence of the time extension is to reduce the possible loss of the station owners. The Federal government had reduced pump price to one hundred and twenty five naira, following the global crisis nationwide.

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