By Jimitota Onoyume
WARRI—As filling stations in Warri, Delta State, and its environs, continue to dispense petrol at N190 and above per litre, the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, has said that it will picket filling stations to make them comply with the official pump price of N145 per litre.
Delta State Chairman of the rights body, Kehinde Taiga, told newsmen, yesterday in Warri that they had earlier gone round some filling stations to enforce compliance, adding that they will continue to do so until filling stations in the state revert to the official pump price of N145 per litre.
He said it was unfortunate that the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, in Warri would describe its action as illegal, explaining that the rights body met with the DPR and security agencies before embarking on the campaign to filling stations that they must revert to N145 per litre of petrol.
“We want to emphasize that we cannot be intimidated, as the Operation sell at N145 continues in the state without fear or favour.
“DPR should tell us why they seal a filling station in the morning and before afternoon, same station is re-opened and why stations still sell above N145 per litre and DPR is not doing anything about it and its refusal to give out chart of its daily supply.
“ We want to assure the public that the committee will always be there to protect their interest at all times whatever the case may be,” he said.