Niger NURTW Urges Govt To Establish Mobile Courts To Prosecute Black Marketers
The Vice Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), in Niger State, Alhaji Abdullahi Na’ura, has advocated the setting up of mobile courts to prosecute “black marketers’’ to serve as deterrent to hoarders.
Na’ura, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Minna.
Na’ura said that in Minna, many attendants at fuel stations had their agents in strategic locations in and outside the state capital to supply them with the products.
“While motorists spend nights at filling stations, attendants are seen diverting the products to black marketers.”
He lamented that petrol was now being sold for between N190 and N200 per litre in Minna, depending on the location of the station.
The chairman, however, commended, the Niger Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for setting up a task force to monitor the sale and distribution of petroleum products in the state.