Enugu Govt Sells Kerosene Direct To Citizens
The Enugu State Government, has begun the Sale of Kerosene at the officially recommended price ofN50 per litre to members of the public as part of its efforts to alleviate poverty and reduce hardship the scarcity of the product is currently causing the people in the state.
Commissioner for Human Development and Poverty Reduction, Mr. Godwin Ogenyi, flagged off the exercise on behalf of Governor Chime at a ceremony in Enugu.
Speaking during the ceremony, Mr. Ogenyi explained that the gesture, which was part of government’s arrangement to make the Christmas celebration very memorable would benefit the people in all the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.
He disclosed that a total of 216 metric litres of Kerosene was procured by government in collaboration with Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for distribution to the people in the 260 council wards in the state.
On the modality for the sale of the product, the Commissioner explained that a trailer tanker load of kerosene would be involved for distribution in each local government area to ensure that everybody benefited from the kind gesture.
He however disclosed that only 10 litres of kerosene would be sold to each individual family at fifty naira per litre to make the product go round, adding that reselling of the commodity, would not be tolerated by government.
Commissioner Ogenyi further explained that government had put in place adequate arrangements to ensure accountability, security and orderliness during the sale of the product by constituting a state committee for this purpose.
According to him, commercial bank had been engaged to handle funds realised from the sale of the product.
Meanwhile, about ten trailer tankers loaded with kerosene, have moved to the various local government areas in the state for the sales shortly after the flag off exercise by Commissioner Ogenyi.
Some Enugu residents who bought the product shortly after the flag off exercise, confirmed that they bought ten litres of the product at N50 per litre and appealed to government to sustain the distribution at regular periods.