By Chimaobi Nwaiwu.
Nnew – A Port Harcourt based petroleum marketer Chief Chiedu Okonkwo has frowned at the practice of some petroleum marketers adjusting their meters to shortchange customers, saying that Government should look into the act and sanction the culprits.
Chief Okonkwo, who is the Chief Executive of Riquest Oil and Gas Limited expressed his displeasure over the practice while distributing free Petrol and Gas to to hundreds of motorists and Okada operators in Nnewi, Anambra State free and later at reduced pump price to enable parents do their school runs as school resumes Monday.
He said honesty and decency in serving people in business pays better than sharp practices people are involved in, in the business of oil and gas marketing, adding that his company decided to alleviate the hardship faced by fuel consumers in Nnewi as part of its Corporate Social responsibilities.
Chief Okonwko who was represented on the occasion by Mr Ambrose Ibogi promised that the gesture would soon be extended to other towns in Anambra State, and called on the concerned authorities to review their supply of petroleum products to marketers through the appropriate channels and make the products available to enable them get adequate supply for distribution.