Capital Oil & Gas Industries ltd., owned by embattled Ifeanyi Uba, has started selling kerosene at a subsidized price of N50 per litre to Kano residents as against N145 per litre in major filling outlets.
Four LGs within the metropolis, Nasarawa, Municipal, Dala and Gwale, were chosen by the company for this purpose.
The national coordinator of Capital Oils, Barrister Ben Chuks Nwosu said the company decided to sell the kerosene at the subsidized price to help alleviate the suffering of the people. He said this while speaking at the flagging off ceremony.
The firm is targeting the sale of about 200, 000 litres of kerosene to Kano people, he added.
Meanwhile, Dr. Danburan Abubakar Nuhu, the State Commissioner for Commerce, Industries and Mines, in his remarks, thanked the company for the gesture, saying that the Kano State government had been exploring ways of getting fuel to the people. He also pleaded with the company not to allow children on the queue because of the hazards involved.