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Petrol sells at N200 per litre in Awka

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Petrol sells at N200 per litre in Awka

Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, now sells between N200 and N210 per litre at the independent marketers’ outlets in Awka, the Anambra capital, and its environs.

According to reports, most independent marketers had the product with no queues on Tuesday.

However, petrol is sold at the official pump price of N162.50 at the NNPC Mega Station at Amawbia, which had little vehicular queues.

Motorists who spoke with newsmen, expressed worry that petrol was still sold far above the approved pump price in the state as against what is obtained in other states.

They called on the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria and Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority to prevail on the marketers to bring down the price of the commodity.

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The Acting Director, Public Complaints Commission (PCC) in Anambra, Mr Charles Ekwunife, said his office had been receiving complaints from the public about the hike in the price of petrol.

Ekwunife, who spoke on behalf of the Federal Commissioner of PCC in the state, Mrs Emelda Okoli, said the complaints were taken seriously because it was “economic injustice against the people”.

He, however, said the commission lacked the power to act on the complaints and called on relevant regulatory authorities to wade in and stop further extortion of customers.

Reacting to the development, the Chairman, Petroleum Dealers Association of Nigeria in the state, Mr Cletus Obiokafor, said the prevailing price was informed by the depot price of petrol.

Obiokafor said some of the marketers selling at N200 and above were those that had old stock.

He appealed to the people to exercise some patience.

Petrol sells at N200 per litre in Awka

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