28 November 2012

Nigeria: Lagos House Warns Against Hawking of Petrol

Lagos — The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on the state's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in conjunction with the Ministry of Information and Strategy to embark on publicity against inherent dangers of buying and hawking petroleum products along road sides.

This call came out of the motion raised by Hon. Lanre Ogunyemi representing Ojo Constituency I as a motion of the House.

According to the him, "Nigerians have continued to undergo untold hardship and humiliation due to frequent scarcity of petroleum products in the country.

He added that the insensitive and indiscriminate attitude of some petroleum marketers who engage in illegal hoarding, adulteration and wilfully increasing the pump price of petroleum products during scarcity.

The House has also called on both the Federal Government and the National Assembly to adopt pidgin English as a means of communication in Nigeria.

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