By Israel Adamu Jos
Following the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government, Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang has appealed to petroleum marketers not to take advantage of the situation to hoard fuel and exploit citizens.
He noted that while government has taken deliberate steps to ease hardship and pains of citizens, petroleum marketers should avoid creating unnecessary scarcity and a hike in prices of the product.
Barr. Mutfwang in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Gyang Bere said if the quest to build a new and united Plateau, would be achieved, citizens must take deliberate steps to avoid issues that will further inflict hardship and pains on an already traumatized citizenry.
He said as a government that prioritizes the well being of its people, actions that tend to impede this goal must be resisted.
Governor Mutfwang appealed to all petrol stations in the state to open their outlets and commence the sales of the product to curtail the artificial scarcity that is being experienced in most parts of the state.
He said the state government will not condone any form of extortion of the people, pointing out that any such attempt will not be tolerated.