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Fuel Crisis: FG Orders NSCDC To Arrest Black Market Operators

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In bid to stop the activities of black market operators and others illegally benefiting from people in the current fuel crisis.

The Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC) has ordered a 24-hour surveillance of petrol stations by the Officers of the corps.

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC) Alhaji Abdullahi gave the order after a meeting with the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu at NNPC towers Abuja,

Federal Government has outlawed selling of petrol on roadsides and directed the NSCDC official to arrest and prosecute offenders.

The deployment of officers of the Corps to petrol stations across the country would help check sharp practices and ensure the smooth supply and distribution of the product.

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, during the meeting, stated that the involvement of NSCDC operatives became necessary following the need to ensure total eradication of queues from fuel stations across the country and for effective monitoring of the distribution system.

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