Jigawa State Governor, Malam Umar Namadi has constituted a 12-Member Taskforce Committee on Petroleum Monitoring and Distribution in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the State Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Hussaini Ali Kila.
The statement said, Colonel Muhammad Alhassan (rtd), will serve as the Chairman of the task force committee.
Alhaji Hussaini Ali Kila said the committee would ensure the efficient supply and distribution of petroleum products across the State.
He explained that the task force is aimed at ensuring the proper distribution of petroleum products to filling stations and checkmating diversion of the products.
Members of the committee include Muhammad Usman Na- Allah, representatives of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries and the Ministry of Information, Youth, Sports, and Culture.
Others are representatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Jigawa State Command, Department of State Services, Nigeria Army, Nigeria Security Civil Defense Corps, Department of Petroleum Resources, Independent Petroleum Marketers, Jigawa State and Directorate of Research Evaluation and Political Affairs, Office of the SSG, while the Director Special Services, Office of the SSG will serve as the Secretary of the Committee.
This is coming after the president’s announcement on fuel subsidy removal by the end of June this year.
DAILY POST reported that Less than 24 hours after the official handing over to the new administration of Bola Ahmad Tinubu, fuel scarcity has resurfaced in Jigawa.
Most of the filling stations have stopped dispensing the product, while others are selling the product at the cost of N400-N500 per litre.