National Economic Council orders closure of fuel stations 10 kilometers to border

The Sub-Committee of the National Economic Council (NEC) on Remittance to Federation Account has directed that filling stations situated 10 kilometers to the borders be closed down immediately. The committee arrived at the decision after its meeting with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) officials presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja.

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara and Chairman, Nigeria Governor’s Forum, who briefed State House Correspondents, said closure of the stations, was to monitor the volume of petrol being distributed across the country. According to Governor Yari, the stations will be recertified according to their needs before they recommence operation.