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Ugwuanyi moves against petroleum products racketeers in Enugu …dissolves state monitoring team

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In a bid to maintain his administration's commitment to the welfare of the people, zero tolerance to impunity and other forms of irregularities undermining the progress of the state, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, during the weekend, ordered the immediate dissolution of the State's Petroleum Products Monitoring Team (PPMT).

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Louis Amoke, stated that the dissolution order was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary to the Enugu State Government, G. O. C Ajah, mni.

Amoke quoted the Secretary to the State Government as saying that the action was 'following persistent complaints over the unauthorized activities  of the Petroleum Products Monitoring Team (PPMT) and in keeping with Government's zero tolerance to impunity as well as the governor's promise to administer the state selflessly and with the fear of God at all times.'

The letter which disclosed that the team will be reconstituted in due course, advised Petroleum Marketers in the State to desist from engaging in illegal activities and ensure that they run their businesses within the confines of the extant laws of Enugu State.

It added that government will not hesitate to bring to book, any marketer found to be operating outside the law, stressing that the governor was committed to a smooth and transparent petroleum products marketing operation in the state.

It would be recalled that Governor Ugwuanyi had recently constituted the now dissolved team to monitor diversion of petroleum products and regulate prices of the products in the state in line with the Federal Government's approved pump prices.