The Kaduna State Security Council has unanimously agreed to ban the sale of petroleum products in jerry-cans throughout the 23 Local Government Areas of the State. The Council based its decision on legal and security considerations, compounded by the environmental hazard petroleum products in jerry-cans can cause. Noting the difficulties imposed by the current petrol scarcity, the Council appealed to citizens to remain patient and assured the public that the State Government was working with the NNPC and other agencies to reduce the hardship associated with the shortages of petroleum products.
The Council also observed that the unsafe handling of petroleum products during periods like this has been associated with fires, destruction and fatal consequences for innocent victims. The Council further warned those engaged in sabotage and illegal sale of petroleum products in the State to desist with immediate effect.