From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d Gusau
The Zamfara state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has assured adequate security for all choked up filling stations operating in the state with a view to provide conducive atmosphere for sales and discourage panic buying of fuel by consumers.
Conducting sales monitoring across numerous filling stations in Gusau the state capital, the state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. David Abi, has directed the management of some filling stations who have earlier closed for overcrowd reasons to immediately continue the legitimate sales as his Command has redeployed more personnel.
“I am out to provide calm environment for filling stations and ensure the smooth running of sales and hitch-free consumption of fuel, therefore no double purchase is allowed, no dispensing to Jerry cans and gallons or bypassing queues in seek of favour no matter what class a consumer belongs to,” Mr. Abi said.
Mr.Abi, who engaged in clearing and ensured queues were orderly maintained at some filling stations further warned that, the managers should abide by the rules of sales especially respecting the givernment’s approved price and avoid either diversion or any act capable of making the circulation of fuel difficult for legitimate buyers.
In an interview, the Manager A.A Rano filling station while commending the presence of the Commandant complained that, lack of enough number of security personnel to control the intimidating queues was the major reason compelling the closure of the station.
“We were compelled to stop the sales and even closed the station following formidable challenge caused by overcrowded consumers whose impatience may give room for criminals to take over the business, we always endeavour to serve the best interest of law”, the manager claimed.