Nigerian Governor Bans Petrol Black Marketers in his State with Immediate Effect

Nigerian Governor Bans Petrol Black Marketers in his State with Immediate Effect

- The sale of petrol in some parts of Zamfara state by hawkers has been prohibited

- This order was issued by the state government on Sunday, April 25

- Petrol stations in the affected parts of the state have been warned to sell the product only to vehicles

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The hawking of petrol in parts of Zamfara state has been banned by Governor Bello Matawalle with effect from Sunday, April 25.

A statement by Ibrahim Dosara, the commissioner for information, said this is part of the state government's effort to curb the activities of bandits, AIT News reports.

Nigerian Governor Bans Petrol Black Marketers in his State with Immediate Effect
The Zamfara government said the ban is part of its efforts to tackle banditry in the state (Photo: @Bellomatawalle1)
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The affected areas are Wanke, Magami, Dansadau, Dangulbi, Dankurmi, Bindin, Munhaye, Kizarah, and Kunchin Kalgo.

Dosara said the government has also warned filling stations in the areas not to sell the product in jerry cans and other containers, except for vehicles.

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Added to this, the state government also ordered security agencies to enforce this order, Vanguard also reported.

This same directive was issued to the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) in Zamfara.

Meanwhile, in efforts to end banditry and other forms of criminality in the northern region, President Muhammadu Buhari had been asked to sustain the peace and dialogue initiated by Zamfara state.

Matawalle said this when he received a delegation from the federal government, led by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

The delegation was in the state over the fire incident at the Tudun Wada Market, Gusau. Matawalle said all conflicts that have an ethnic dimension can best be resolved through dialogue.

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Going further, he claimed dialogue was a practical choice that should be taken, given the fact that it was previously done in the Niger Delta to attain peace.

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Speaking about the fire incident, he told the delegation that 63 shops were affected and a committee had been set up to assess the traders’ losses.

Speaking about the fire incident, he told the delegation that 63 shops were affected and a committee had been set up to assess the traders’ losses.

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