FG suspends fuel supply to stations at land borders


The federal government has announced the suspension of petroleum products supply to fuel stations within 20km of all Nigerian borders.

Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, issued the directive in a memo on Thursday.

He said the directive has been given to all commands through Chidi Augustine, Deputy Comptroller-General enforcement, inspection, and investigation Customs.

“The comptroller general of Customs has directed that henceforth no petroleum products no matter the tank size is permitted to be discharged in any filling station within 20 kilometers to the border.

“Consequently, you are to ensure strict and immediate compliance,” the memo read in part.

The directive would be carried out under the ongoing Operation Swift Response which is supervising the land border closure.

This is coming days after the Federal Government gave the condition that until member nations of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) respect rules of origin, Nigeria’s land borders will not be reopened.


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