Marketers of petroleum product in Anambra State have continued to sell Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) for between N200 and N220 in Awka and its environs in spite of increased supply of fuel to the state.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports, all the major marketers, except NNPC mega station and Total, failed to comply with the N86 and N86.50 approved pump price.
According to NAN, at NIPCO filling station, Amawbia, customers said they bought petrol at N86.5 briefly after the product was delivered to the station.
They claimed that the management of the station adjusted their metres to N190 per litre later in the day.
An attendant, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the price.
The attendant said he was not sure when they would revert to the normal price.
At Rainoil outlet in Ogidi, operators of the station used masking tape to cover the N140 price per litre set by management and pasted N170.
Transaction at the station was done with the aid of calculator.
George, a customer, who came to buy the product at the station, said the act was a deliberate move to cheat the people.
“From all indication, petrol has been supplied to Anambra but the marketers have refused to adjust to the normal price.
“Even those who are privileged to buy the product at a competitive price are still catching in on the past situation to cheat the consumers,” he said.
At Ifenna, filling station near Regina Ceali junction, the attendants were dispensing the product at the rate of N220 per litre.
Okwudili Akah, a customer, said that the outlet always dispenses the product above the approved price.
Culled from: The Nation