Governor Abba Yusuf has demanded that petroleum marketers revert to the old petrol pump price to lessen the hardship Kano residents experienced, insisting “unjustified fuel hike” must be “stopped right away.”
This is contained in a statement by his press secretary, Bature Dawakin-Tofa, on Thursday.
“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,” stated the Kano governor.
Mr Yusuf added, “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.”
According to the governor, Kano is the commercial hub for the country’s northern region and certain countries in West Africa, and its bustling populace continues to enjoy favourable business conditions.
Mr Yusuf also urged Kano residents to comport themselves and uphold the law.