Kwara State House of Assembly has issued an instruction that citizens should report any filling station suspected to be shortchanging consumers in the state to the appropriate authorities for swift actions.
The house, therefore, called on Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to instruct the state Ministry of Business, Innovation and Technology to monitor weighing and measuring by petrol stations in the state.
Th legisture in its resolution on Thursday, advised the state government to partner the office of the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, and other relevant agencies to protect consumers of petroleum products in the state.
The motion was moved by Hon. Abdullahi Halidu Danbaba (Kaiama/Kemanji/Wajibe) and was seconded by Hon. Ganiyu Folabi Salau (Omupo).
Furthering the debate, Hon. Danbaba held that the Federal and the state governments are working on palliatives to cushion the effects of the petrol subsidy removal on the citizenry.
He commented that the Nigerian populace are gradually adjusting their lifestyle to suit the current reality occasion by fuel subsidy removal.
However, Danbaba raised alarmed that some marketers have manipulated their pumps to shortchang consumers, thereby dispensing less than the quantity paid for by the comsumers.
The House, in a different development, on Thursday ratified the appointment of Alhaji Kareem Olayiwola Ahmed as the new Clerk to the House.