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Reps urge Federal Government to lift ban on fuel sale at international borders

Written by on July 12, 2023

The House of Representatives yesterday asked the Federal Government to lift the ban on the sale of fuel around communities within 20 kilometres of Nigeria’s borders.

It also urged the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, and other relevant government agencies to ensure immediate stoppage of the ban and allow duly registered fuel stations within the affected communities to be supplied with petroleum products.

The call followed the consideration of a motion moved at plenary by Adegboyega  Isiaka.

Presenting the motion, Isiaka said the Customs Service in November 2019 announced the ban on sales and supply of petroleum products in the communities.

Isiaka, while acknowledging that the ban was necessary to stop smuggling of subsidised petroleum products, appealed to government to do the needful now that subsidy had gone, to reduce the hardship it had caused communities.

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