By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
His Excellency Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusif, the governor of Kano state, has urged petroleum marketers to reinstate the previous prices for petroleum goods in order to lessen the current hardship experienced by the general public.
According to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, made available yesterday, the governor said he is aware that the marketers still had old products in stock that were supposed to be sold at the previous pricing.
“To reduce the needless hardship on the state’s citizens, the marketers should exercise some restraint and quickly reopen all filling stations with available products in stock to sell at the former price.
“As a concerned Governor, I am disheartened to see our dear People of Kano suffering as a result of an unjustified fuel hike, and the situation must be stopped right away,” the governor said.
Kano, according to Governor Abba Kabir, is the commercial hub for the country’s Northern Region as well as certain countries in West Africa, and its bustling populace continues to enjoy favorable business conditions.
The governor urged the citizens of Kano State to maintain their composure and uphold the law because the government is always prepared to make sure that people are doing their affairs conveniently.