The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins Kuye has assured manufacturers in the country of access to Low Pure Fuel Oil (LPFO),one of the vital energy resource for their production.
â€œWe are working hard in this Ministry to make sure that we get manufacturers to let us know how best we can help them, we donâ€™t want fake manufacturers to have access to this vital energy resource but only bonafide manufacturers would be encouraged to have access to LPFO in a way that would reduce cost of production.,â€he said.
Speaking further, the Minister said that the mandate of his Ministry was to remove barriers and obstacles on the part of industrialisation.
He said that the Ministry will Interface with the Ministry of Finance and the Nigeria Customs Services to checkmate the activities of smugglers. He said that once you give smugglers a free role in an economy you are deliberately killing your industries. We are going to take drastic measures against them.â€
Senator Kuye further said that the Ministry will work closely with the Ministry of Power and agencies in charge of power in order to ensure improved electricity for both domestic consumption and industrial use in the country.