The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, has warned the Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, in Eket against arbitrary increase in the price of petrol.
Mr Bassey Nkanga, DPR’s Operations Controller in charge of Akwa Ibom and Cross River states, gave the warning in Eket, yesterday.
Nkanga said that the department would not allow such increase even as the petrol tanker drivers were on strike.
He said the department had invited IPMAN’s executives to appeal to their members not to take advantage of the situation to increase the price of petrol unnecessarily.
The tanker drivers had a dispute with Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps over adulterated product which resulted in strike by the tankers drivers.