Regulatory authority considers fuel supply approval to Bakassi fishermen
Written by City Radio on September 21, 2022
The Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) says it will consider a request for the supply of fuel to fishermen in Bakassi local government area of Cross River.
Mr George Ene-Ita, Regional Coordinator of NMDPRA, South South, said this when the Chairman of Bakassi local government area, Mr Iyadim Iyadim, led a delegation of fishermen to his office.
Ene-Ita said he would write a proposal to the management of NMDPRA with a view of brining all critical stakeholders to deliberate on the matter.
According to him, the cross border smuggling had necessitated the government to prohibit fuel stations located 25km to the border from lifting petroleum product.
Earlier, the Chairman told the Regional Coordinator of NMDPRA that the activities of fishermen had declined due to the measure.
He added that their source of livelihood was fishing, hence the fishermen needed fuel to power their boats.