Yes, a lot of these so-called illegal refineries pollute the environment. But, that is where government should bring in the regulation. I’m talking about a legalization for regulation and taxation scheme.
The Nigerian Army has announced that it recently destroyed 74 ‘illegal’ petrol refinarias in the Niger Delta, and I think that is just wrong! At a time when petroleum marketers are planning to increase the price of petrol, the best thing would have been to legalize what these folks are doing, as they can help… Continue reading Army Shouldn’t Have Destroyed 74 Illegal Refineries
Recently, filling stations have joined banks in going on the streets to market to their customers. The ones who have reduced the price of petrol they sell (from the officially sanctioned N145 go out to taxi and okada parks, trying to woo them to their stations with their cheaper prices. These are tough times. Don’t… Continue reading Tough Times: Filling Stations Now Market To Okada Riders, Taxi Drivers
It was disturbing to read yesterday that the Federal Government is planning to fully deregulate the petroleum sector and allow fuel to sell for as much as N140 per litre. Very saddening development, especially as it doesn’t need to get to this. The fuel scarcity is mainly as a result of the fact that all… Continue reading Keep Fuel Price Low By Legalising The ‘Illegal’ Refineries
Two filling station workers have reportedly died after collapsing inside the petrol tank they were working in, in a Fatgbems petrol station Ojodu Berger. Sources say they called for help, but by the time the fire service personnel came, they had already collapsed and died. Someone who does the same job of cleaning petrol tanks that… Continue reading Two die in dangerous job of cleaning underground petrol tanks in Lagos