Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has inaugurated the Committee on Procurement, Pricing, Regulation and Distribution of Petroleum Products in the state, with a mandate to maintain sanity and stability in the activities of the sector.
Inaugurating the 32-member committee at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, the Governor noted that the committee was an important organ in his administration that demands commitment, dedication and integrity.
He charged them, among other things, to monitor and fish out smugglers in unwholesome materials used in adulterating petroleum products and monitor the allocation of products meant for the state at the NNPC depot in Enugu and forestall their diversion.
Governor Obiano warned that government would not hesitate to arrest and prosecute any member of the committee who uses the avenue to extort money from petroleum dealers or people.
Having inaugurated the committee, the members filed out and received a handshake of commitment to duty which was followed by a pledge of credible service by the Chairman of the committee, Nnamso Nwafor-Orizu.
He gave assurances of using his wealth of experience garnered in the field of oil and gas to carry out his responsibilities in the areas of limiting all forms of corrupt practices including adulteration, adjustment of pump measures and diversion of products.
Governor Willie Obiano noted that the committee’s assignment is renewable after three months.