Residents of Hadejia in Jigawa on Wednesday commended the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) for introducing new pump price for Kerosene.
But they called for proactive measures to ensure compliance with the new price regime.
NNPC had recently pegged the pump price of kerosene at N150 per liter.
The measure was designed to end scarcity and enhance availability of the product in the country.
A cross section of the residents who spoke to NAN in Hadejia described the development as “commendable”.
Alhaji Muhammad Garba said the gesture would end the difficulties being experienced by the people in accessing the product.
Garba said the gesture would also protect consumers from exploitation by profiteers.
“The introduction of the new kerosene price will ensure availability and reduce difficulties being experienced by consumers in accessing the product.
“It will also discourage use of fire wood for domestic purposes and protect the environment,” he said.
Another resident, Jubril Usman, stressed the need for practical measures to enforce compliance with the new price and ensure adequate supply of the product.
“It is imperative to encourage supply, enforce compliance with pump price and guard against diversion of the product’’.
NAN checks in Hadejia indicated that a litre of kerosene was sold above N200 at the black market outlets due to scarcity of the product.