LAGOS—Hope has finally come to the common man who uses kerosene for cooking and other domestic usage as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, through its retail network in conjunction with coalition of Grassroot NGO (CGN) has set up monitoring team to ensure the product was made available and sold at the regulated price of N50 per litre in the country.
Hitherto the product though officially sold for N50 per litre but the common man in the street paid over N120 per litre to get it after sleeping in the petrol station for days.
Pained by this man-made hardship inflicted on the people by middlemen in Petroleum market, the NNPC through its mega filling station, decided to set up a monitoring team, comprising its officials and some private volunteers Coalition of Grassroot NGOs (CGN) to ensure the racketeering was nipped in the bud to make life more meaningful to the majority of Nigerians.
The 15 man team with representatives from the NNPC, PPMC and the Coalition of Grassroot has the mandate to ensure that the product does not go to the black market through diversion by middlemen.
This, it is doing by ensuring that no single individual buys more than 25 litres at a time. The monitoring team will ensure that measurement of the volume of kerosene at each station is taken before and after sales each day the product is available.