Kaduna Bans Sale Of Petroleum Products In Jerrycans
The Kaduna State Security Council has
unanimously agreed to ban the sale of petroleum products in jerrycans throughout the 23 Local Government Areas of the State.
A statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, said the Council based its decision on legal and security considerations, compounded by the environmental hazard petroleum products in jerry cans can cause.
Noting the difficulties imposed by the current
petrol scarcity, the Council appealed to citizens
to remain patient. It assured the public that the
state government is working with the NNPC and o?ther agencies to reduce the hardship
associated with the shortages of petroleum
“Council also observed that the unsafe handling of petroleum products during periods like this has been associated with fire d?estruction and fatal consequences for innocent victims.”
The Council further warned those engaged in
sabotage and illegal sale of petroleum products
in the State to desist with immediate effect.
The Security Council also directed the arrest and prosecution of any one found violating the ban, and the outright confiscation of any petroleum products found in their possession.”
Residents of the state are urged to help uphold
and enforce the Kaduna State Petroleum
Products (Anti-Hoarding and Adulteration) Law of 1?992 This law empowers a task force to ensure that petrol is sold in a safe manner, and imposes a financial penalty on violators.
The State Security Council meeting which was
chaired by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, had in attendance, the Deputy Governor, Arc. Barnabas Yusuf Bala, representatives of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Police, SSS, Civil Defence, Customs, Immigration, NDLEA, FRSC, chairman Kaduna State Council of Emirs and Chiefs, HRH Alhaji Shehu Idris, Emir of Zazzau, HRH Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Maigwari II, Ameer of Birnin Gwari and HRH Paul Zakka Wyom, Kpop Gwong.