Bayelsa State government has begun distribution of four hundred and ten thousand litres of petrol purchased for marketers to sell at a subsidized rate of one hundred and eighty -eight naira per litre below the current price.
The intervention petrol is to be delivered to some fuel stations in Yenagoa, Sagbama, Kaiama, Ogbia and down Yenagoa.
Disclosing this to journalists at the Swali jetty Yenagoa where the product was received, Commissioner for Mineral Resources, Dr Ebiere Jones said it was a fulfillment of the promise made by Governor Douye Diri due to the bad state of the East/West road as a result of the devastating flood.
Dr Jones also warned all fuel station owners from adjusting their metres and emphasized that government in no distant time will get rid of black marketers because of the exposure and the risk associated with selling fuels in Jerry cans.
The Commissioner informed that aside the NNPC fuel stations which are involved in the sales of intervention products, residents can get the petrol at a subsidized rate from Erebote, Kimowei, Emily Oil and Tonymore, stressing that failure to sell at government approved price will attract sanction.