The house of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to review the policy towards lifting the ban on the sale of fuel within 20 Kilometers to Nigerian land borders as fuel subsidy has been effectively removed
This was sequel to the adoption of a motion by a member from Ogun state Mr Adegboyega Isiaka, at plenary.
The Lawmaker observed that the announcement of the ban in November 2019, by the Nigerian Customs Service on the sales and supply of Petroleum products in all communities within 20km of the Nigerian land borders was apt at the time to prevent smuggling of subsidized petroleum products to Nigerian neighbouring countries.
Mr Isyaka however, said despite the removal of subsidy on Petroleum Products by the government, the ban is yet to be lifted.
This according to him, this is causing hardships to millions of Nigerians living and conducting businesses within the
affected area who have to travel kilometers to get the products or
pay an extra amount to secure the products for their daily needs;
He added that the ban has continued to impact negatively on the socio-economic activities in the affected areas.
Adopting the motion, the house urged the Nigerian Customs Service and other relevant government agencies to ensure immediate stoppage of the ban thus, allowing duly registered fuel stations within the communities to
be supplied with petroleum products;
It also mandated the Committee on Customs and Excise (when constituted) to ensure implementation.