The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has arrange a monitoring staff on petrol pricing, distribution and gross sales, its President, Mr Chinonso Obasi has stated.
Obasi, in a press release made accessible to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja, stated that Nigerians had been greeted with hardship imposed by profiteers.
He regretted that Nigerians through the Yuletide skilled challenges by paying over 300 per cent hike in transport prices shifting for each Christmas and New Year celebrations.
According to him, the hardship has not abated as Nigerians nonetheless purchase petrol at N250 per litre in some locations.
He known as on Nigerians to withstand the rip-off and likewise reject any hike in petrol worth.
“It is an indisputable fact that petrol is being offered at costs inimical to the financial well-being of customers; throughout the nation, the costs relatively than reducing is rising. This is completely unacceptable.
“No doubt, regardless of the provision of the petrol, many unmerited but unexplainable causes have been given as excuses for this unabated exploitation.
“As the official pump worth stays at N145, we urge Nigerians to not pay extra; the NNPC and the Independent Marketers ought to urgently resolve this hardship and guarantee Nigerians that their days of worries over petroleum costs are a precedence.
“To this finish, we hereby announce the establishing of NANS Task Force Committee on Compliance on Petroleum Distribution, Pricing and Sales.’’
He stated that Nigerians may not proceed to bear the brunt of the actions of saboteurs.
The NANS president stated that any filling station promoting above the official pump worth would incur the wrath of Nigerians because the committee would assist in guaranteeing compliance.
He stated that the committee would start work instantly and was saddled with the duty of working with authorities companies prepared to make sure compliance.
“NANS needs to solidarise with Nigerians by condemning this artificial hardship imposed on Nigerians and unreservedly name on the Department of Petroleum Products and Public Procurement Regulatory Authority to swiftly halt the exploitation of Nigerians,’’ he stated.