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FG Gives Two-Month Ultimatum To Roadside Gas Dealers

 

The Federal Government has given entrepreneurs of cooking fuel to filter unlawful and roadside sellers inside two months or face a clampdown on actions of stores within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The ultimatum was given by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) at a discussion board the place an settlement was reached with the Liquefied Petroleum Gas unit of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) on Friday.

According to the DPR’s zonal operations controller, Buba Abubakar, the union is conscious of the inherent risks of not registering and the DPR is prepared to have a look at their grievances objectively.

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He added that the retailers won’t be given desire in terms of giving appropriate places for his or her enterprise across the FCT.

“We are going to give gas retailers two months to talk to their members on the dangers of not registering or just setting up their cylinders and start selling.

“They have agreed to talk to their members, they will register and we will look at it objectively because of the location; we cannot give them site suitability anywhere,” he careworn.

Meanwhile, NUPENG’s Principal Organizing Secretary, Alexander Stephen, said that the majority of its members are registered with a legitimate id card, however they hope to report these working illegally to the DPR for sanctions.

“We have identity cards, we have means of identifying our members and our agreement is to report those who are not our members to DPR who will eventually get most of them off the streets.”

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