GOOD NEWS! Reps finally move to regularise kerosene supply


the house of Representatives has entreated the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and different relevant agencies to urgently regularise the supply of kerosene nationwide in an effort to normalise its pump value.

Reps move to regularise kerosene supply to normalise pump price, avert explosions

the house ALSO mandated its Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to liaise with related agencies to inquire in regards to the high price of the product to solve the root cause of kerosene explosions within the united states.

This adopted the adoption of a movement on Wednesday titled, “Want To Arrest the Resurgence of Kerosene Explosion with Attendant Fatalities’’, sponsored by Rep. Agbo Dennis (Enugu-PDP).

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Best the controversy, Dennis condemned the latest kerosene explosion in Ngenevu Area of Coal Camp in Enugu metropolis on Jan. 30.

He stated the incident passed off after a lantern exploded and burnt Mr Hillary Ngwoke, killing his pregnant spouse and son.

In Step With him, Nigerians are being confronted with double tragedy of excessive cost of kerosene which sells at N260 per liter and risk from kerosene adulteration.

He argued that kerosene used to be offered and distributed by using unregistered companies out of surface tanks at unregulated locations that had been extremely inclined to sharp practices.

“There May Be always a nexus between the excessive cost of kerosene, its adulteration with more cost effective gas and the attendant fatalities from explosions,’’ Dennis said.

Contributing to the debate, Rep. Toby Okechukwu mentioned the mercenary for quality keep watch over in meting out of petroleum merchandise should be put in situation.

Okechukwu stated that kerosene need to be dispensed through accredited marketers to test the speed of kerosene explosions.

Rep. Emmanuel Orker-Jev called on the regulators to strengthen on the policing methods to curb the risk.

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“Regardless Of The differential is, I imagine the regulators should do sufficient policing to discourage people who adulterate the product,’’ Orker-Jev stated.

Ruling on the topic, Speaker of the house, Rep. Yakubu Dogara mandated the Committee on Legislative Compliance to make sure implementation and record back to the house in 4 weeks.

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