Following the reduction in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from N145 to N125, marketers in Anambra are reluctant to adjust to the new price, as reports has it that they are still selling at the previous price.
During an interview with a manager at one of the stations along Enugu - Onitsha, he said it is not possible that they adapt to the new price immediately because they still had products procured at the old rate.
He said, “We cannot sell at N125 for now because the product we have came at above N141, let them allow us to sell off what we have now.
“The depot owners have to start loading based on the adjusted price and that will make us sell at the new government price."
Also in an interview with the state Chairman of Petroleum Dealers Association of Nigeria, Chief Cletus Obi-Okoye, he said most of his members still have old stock and appealed that the marketers be allowed to exhaust their stock before enforcement commences.
However, DPR Operations Controller in the state, Mr Okiemute Akpomudjere, said they will look into the matter and ensure that marketers adhere to the new decision.
"Our people are already in the field because there is an ongoing operation.
“The government pronouncement of reduction in pump price is a policy that has to be implemented.
“DPR will ensure that Nigerians, petrol customers are protected by ensuring immediate adjustment, “ he said.